Defective Cabling Led To Automated Train Accident

Defective cabling led to automated train accident

Japanese transportation officials say that a defective installation of a cable led to an accident involving a driverless train that went in the wrong direction.

The Japan Transport Safety Board on Thursday released intermediate findings from its investigation into last year's incident on the Yokohama Seaside Line in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Seventeen passengers were injured and the operator later found a broken circuit linked to the directional control system.

Sendai Adorned With Twinkling Led Lights

Sendai adorned with twinkling LED lights

Hundreds of thousands of LED lights have lit up a street in Sendai as part of an annual winter event in the northeastern Japanese city.

A lighting ceremony for the Sendai Pageant of Starlight took place on Friday evening. Organizers switched on about 600,000 lights wrapped around 160 zelkova trees, at 5:30 p.m., following a countdown.

Sony-led Venture Boosts Taxi App

Sony-led venture boosts taxi app

Sony-led joint venture Minnano Taxi is teaming up with rail and telecommunications companies to boost its AI capabilities.

Sony and five Tokyo-based taxi companies launched the Minnano Taxi service last year. Users can hail and pay for a cab using their smartphones.

Kyocera Micro-led Display Is Amazingly Bright

Kyocera Micro-LED Display Is Amazingly Bright

At CEATEC 2019, we had a good look at the Kyocera / Glo next-gen micro-LED display technology in the form of a 1.8-inch display (0.7mm thick) that reaches an amazing 3000 NITs brightness, according to the company.

For context, the best smartphone OLED displays can top ~1400 (iPhone 11 Pro) to ~1500 NITs (Galaxy Note 10+). Smartwatches have much lower brightness levels. Higher brightness is extremely useful to make screens more readable outdoors in direct sunlight.

Ldp Group Calls For Japan-led Warplane Development

LDP group calls for Japan-led warplane development

A group from the main governing Liberal Democratic Party has suggested that Japan should start developing its next fighter jet within 2 years. It calls on the government to consider taking the initiative in the expected multilateral development of such an aircraft.

Members of the group, including former defense minister Yasukazu Hamada, compiled the proposal. The new fighter will succeed the Air-Self Defense Force's F-2 aircraft. Retiring the country's current 92 F-2 fighters will begin in the 2030s.

Sony 32 X 18 Foot Crystal Led Display With 8k/120fps Videos

Sony 32×18 Foot Crystal LED Display With 8K/120FPS Videos

The retail display world is perhaps the most relevant place to start using 8K videos, and Sony has put on an impressive show at Inter Bee 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

There are very few places where you can experience this technology, so it’s worth a look when the occasion presents itself. Sony’s Crystal LED Display System (CLEDIS) is based on small borderless display modules (model ZRD-1) that be tiled to create huge screens of various sizes. Sony says “go big or go bigger” as its motto for this product.

Researchers: Multiple Factors Led To Heavy Rain

Researchers: Multiple factors led to heavy rain

Researchers say continuous generation of thunderclouds and their slow motion led to deadly record rain across wide areas of western Japan last week.

The Meteorological Agency issued emergency warnings of torrential rain in 11 prefectures. The warnings are normally issued only once in several decades.

Acura Returns As Presenting Sponsor And Provides Official Vehicle For 2018 Sundance Film Festival; New Nsx Gallery Features Innovative Led Art Installation

Acura Returns as Presenting Sponsor and Provides Official Vehicle  for 2018 Sundance Film Festival; New NSX Gallery Features Innovative LED Art Installation

In its ongoing commitment to support independent thinking and the creative community, Acura returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, marking the brand's eighth year as a Sundance Institute partner. The Festival's U.S. Dramatic and Documentary audience awards will be presented by Acura.

The Acura MDX luxury SUV featuring the brand's signature Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) will serve as the official vehicle of the Sundance Film Festival. More than 100 Acura MDX vehicles equipped with Advance and Entertainment packages will fill the streets to transport filmmakers, talent, jurors and Sundance Institute staff around the Festival, bringing to life the performance credentials that have made the MDX the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time.

Sony Announces New Premium Oled And Led 4k Hdr Tvs With Improved Picture Quality And Enhanced User Experience

Sony Announces New Premium OLED and LED 4K HDR TVs with Improved Picture Quality and Enhanced User Experience

New A8F BRAVIA® OLED 4K HDR TV series and X900F 4K HDR TV series incorporate a powerful mix of Sony picture and processing technologies with new Dolby Vision™ support 

LAS VEGAS January 8, 2018 – 5pm PT (CES, Booth #17300)Sony Electronics announced today two new and expanded 4K HDR television series designed to deliver enhanced color, contrast and clarity. The X900F series and A8F BRAVIA OLED series of Sony TVs make the best use of 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) content and improves SD and HD content to near 4K HDR quality with the combination of their unique picture processor and panel control technologies.

Japan Start-up Develops Led Panel That Bends Like A Curtain

Japan start-up develops LED panel that bends like a curtain

A Japanese start-up company says it has developed the technology to produce bendable light-emitting diode (LED) screens, a development that could revolutionize the way information is presented.

PI-Crystal Inc., an entrepreneurial spinoff from the University of Tokyo, said Dec. 8 that the LED panel it developed can bend freely like a curtain.