More About Toyota Ai: 2 Smaller Vehicles Will Join Concept-i Car From Ces

More about Toyota AI: 2 smaller vehicles will join Concept-i car from CES

Toyota is expanding its Concept-i series of semi-autonomous personal mobility electric vehicle concepts beyond the four-wheeler first revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January by adding a universal small mobility vehicle and a three-wheel Segway-style electric scooter designed for walking range. The three vehicles will be paired with artificial intelligence technology to enable the vehicles to understand their driver's emotions and preferences. All three will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, which starts Oct. 25. The company says the Concept-i series is based on its Learn-Protect-Inspire technology that understands people, uses automated driving technology to increase safety and can anticipate the driver's feelings. So for example, it'll be able to learn about you via your expressions and tone of voice, GPS information and even your social media activity to suggest routes it thinks you might find more enjoyable as a slight detour. It'll also be able to read all five senses, meaning it'll be able to tell if your eyelids are getting droopy, or send rhythmic inflate-deflate patterns to the seat if it senses you're getting annoyed, or pull up one of your favorite songs if it thinks you're feeling blue. It can also take over driving functions completely in certain dangerous or high-stress situations. You're not alone in thinking this stuff has some creepy undertones. Toyota says it aims to become "more than a machine, a partner" with the Concept-i technology. It's far from the only automaker investing in deep-learning AI systems. As for the vehicle specs, the Concept-i features an all-electric powertrain and a 186-mile driving range. The Concept-i Ride, a two-seater that Toyota envisions being used with car-sharing services, features gull-wing doors and an electric-sliding seat to accommodate wheelchair users and storage, plus a joystick that replaces a steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedal. It can go between 62 and 93 miles on a charge.

The Concept-i Walk, meanwhile, features three wheels, steering function, and a tight turning radius, with a range of 6 to 12 miles on a charge. Toyota says it plans to conduct road tests of vehicles equipped with some of the Concept-i technologies by around 2020.

Broc Parkes To Join Tech3 For Australian Grand Prix

Broc Parkes to join Tech3 for Australian Grand PrixExperienced Australian rider Broc Parkes will fill in for the recovering Jonas Folger in front of his home crowd this weekend at Phillip Island. Folger returned to his native Germany before the Japanese Grand Prix to undertake blood tests for the suspected Epstein Barr virus. Monster Yamaha Tech3 would like to welcome Parkes, who has previously competed in MotoGP in 2014 and who has achieved success in the World Superbike and Supersport leagues. The Australian ace is also a competitive front-runner in the FIM Endurance World Championship for the Yamaha Austria Racing Team having picked up four podiums in fifteen races.

A-bomb Sufferers Urge Japan To Join Treaty

A-bomb sufferers urge Japan to join treaty

Survivors of the 1945 atomic-bombings in Japan have adopted a statement calling for the government to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted by the United Nations in July.

Nihon Hidankyo, or the Japan Confederation of Atomic and Hydrogen Bomb Sufferers Organizations, ended a 2-day meeting in Tokyo on Thursday. About 80 people from 29 prefectures, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki, attended.

Food Industries Join Low-carb Diet Trend

Food industries join low-carb diet trend

The Yomiuri ShimbunRestaurants and retailers are trying to reduce the carbohydrates in their foods with an eye on the increasing number of people who are trimming carbs from their diets to lose weight or avoid lifestyle-related diseases.

Bread, rice and noodles are among the foods that are high in carbohydrates.

Japan's Main Opposition Members To Join Popular Tokyo Governor's Party

Japan's main opposition members to join popular Tokyo governor's party

The main opposition Democratic Party decided Thursday to join forces with the newly established party led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in the upcoming lower house election, effectively disbanding itself to form a united front against the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party, which has been struggling in opinion polls, will now ask Koike's "Kibo no To" (party of hope) to back its candidates in the Oct. 22 election, said the party's leader Seiji Maehara who assumed his post just three weeks ago.

Soccer: Fc Tokyo's Nakajima To Join Portuguese Side On Loan

Soccer: FC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loan

FC Tokyo midfielder and Rio Olympics under-23 squad member Shoya Nakajima will join Portuguese club Portimonense on a loan deal, the J-League first-division club said Wednesday.

The 23-year-old, who made three appearances and scored one goal in Rio, will move to the newly-promoted Portuguese side on a deal running from Sunday through June 2018.

Onodera: Ospreys To Join Japan-us Exercise

Onodera: Ospreys to join Japan-US exercise

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says Japan will demand safe flights of US Osprey transport aircraft when they take part in a joint Japan-US military exercise later this week.

The Japanese government asked US forces to ground the Ospreys after one crashed off Australia earlier this month. Three Marines were killed.

Nagasaki Demands Japan Join Nuke Ban Treaty On A-bomb Anniversary

Nagasaki demands Japan join nuke ban treaty on A-bomb anniversary

NAGASAKI (Kyodo) -- Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue demanded Wednesday that the Japanese government join a recently adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons, as the city marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing.

Taue's call for Japan's inclusion in the treaty adopted by 122 United Nations members last month followed an appeal last Sunday by the mayor of Hiroshima, Japan's other atomic-bombed city, to "bridge the gap" between nuclear and non-nuclear states to help realize a ban on nuclear weapons.

Nagasaki Demands Japan Join Nuke Ban Treaty At A-bomb Anniv.

Nagasaki demands Japan join nuke ban treaty at A-bomb anniv.

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue demanded Wednesday that the Japanese government join a recently adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons, as the city marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing.

Taue's call for Japan's inclusion in the treaty adopted by 122 United Nations members last month followed an appeal last Sunday by the mayor of Hiroshima, Japan's other atomic-bombed city, to "bridge the gap" between nuclear and non-nuclear states to help realize a ban on nuclear weapons.

Baseball: Darvish "humbled" To Join Star-studded Dodgers

Baseball: Darvish

Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish had only good things to say about the midseason trade that saw him end up with the Los Angeles Dodgers as he displayed humility and humor in an introductory press conference at SunTrust Park on Wednesday.

 Two days after leaving the Texas Rangers, his team of the past five and a half seasons including the 2015 season which he missed after undergoing elbow surgery, a characteristically stoic Darvish looked ahead rather than behind.

Flow And Minori Chihara Join For Bandai Namco Shanghai "anisong Party"

FLOW and Minori Chihara join for Bandai Namco Shanghai "Anisong Party"Anisong heavyweights FLOW and Minori Chihara performed a special collaboration concert in Shanghai, China, on June 9, delivering a 2-hour-plus set of anime song favorites, including a surprise cover version of Hironobu Kageyama (JAM Project)'s Dragon Ball Z theme "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA". For the show's encore, Minori Chihara joined FLOW onstage to sing along with the group's hit song "DAYS" from the anime Eureka Seven.

Mashiro Ayano And Angela Join Ax Lineup For Anisong World Matsuri

Mashiro Ayano and angela Join AX Lineup for Anisong World MatsuriJapanese anisong artists Mashiro Ayano (Fate/stay night, GUNSLINGER STRATOS, D.Gray-man HALLOW) and angela (FAFNER in the azure, K, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA) will perform at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1. The renowned performers were announced on Day 3 of Anime Expo's week-long announcement event highlighting 2 new artists each day through Friday.

Envoy Calling Japanese Cyclists To Join Race In Italy

Envoy calling Japanese cyclists to join race in ItalyThe top Italian envoy to Tokyo is calling for Japanese cyclists to join a mountain race his homeland hosts in August as a biennial event aiming to boost relations between the two countries.

"We, as the embassy, will support the event that enables participants to discover good points of Japan and Italy," Ambassador Giorgio Starace told an event in Tokyo, referring to the Aug. 27 Italian round of the Mt. Fuji-Zoncolan Carnia Classic race, a project co-hosted by Shizuoka Prefecture and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.