It's been announced that go!go!vanillas member Hasegawa 'Pretty' Keisuke (B), who had been in a coma after being hit by a car earlier this month, has regained his consciousness.
On December 12, Hasegawa was walking in Tokyo when a large vehicle struck him. After being taken to a hospital, he had been in a coma. The other three members of the band were permitted to meet with him just the other day, and were able to confirm that he was slowly regaining his consciousness. The band commented, "While he is unable to return to the band right away, he is devoting himself to treatment in order to recover and make a comeback as soon as possible."
It's been reported that go!go!vanillas bassist Hasegawa 'Pretty' Keisuke was involved in a traffic accident.
On December 12, Hasegawa was walking in Tokyo when a large vehicle struck him. He was rushed to the hospital for multiple injuries. Although his life is not in danger, he is still unconscious and has several broken bones.
Quick, what was Toyota's best-selling vehicle in America last year? If you said Camry or Corolla, you were close, but in fact it was the RAV4. It sold over 400,000 units last year, topping the next best-selling Camry by about 20,000 cars. And this was despite the fact that the current RAV4 is roughly 5 years old, and the Camry was completely redesigned, and improved, last year. That makes the RAV4 monumentally important to the Japanese carmaker. Thankfully, though, instead of playing it safe and keeping the conservative-looking crossover inoffensive, Toyota has injected life into the little SUV with some really rugged styling.
The new RAV4 looks very much like the FT-AC concept shown at this past L.A. Auto Show. In fact, comparing the two back to back, it looks like the FT-AC was in fact a RAV4 with slightly more aggressive cladding added to hide the fact it was a real SUV. No matter the trim level, every RAV4 gets chunky plastic cladding and fender flares. The wheel arches are trapezoidal, and angular creases abound, emphasizing the fact that this cute ute doesn't want to be called "cute." The Adventure model has a grille that looks much like that found on the Toyota Tacoma, big roof rails and large off-road-inspired fog lights. The other models have lower, meaner looking grilles that seem to emphasize more of a road-going theme. The XSE Hybrid gets unique gloss metallic black cladding and roof, and the Limited gets chrome accents. Two-tone color schemes are available on almost all varieties of RAV4. All RAV4s also sit higher, approximately half an inch higher than their respective predecessors.
A Canon patent from October, 2017 resurfaced on the Canon rumor mill today, and it describes something pretty innovative from the Japanese camera giant. The patent shows a lens adapter—ostensibly designed for a mirrorless camera—that features a built-in variable-voltage ND filter.
The ND filter component is "formed from an electrochromic device [or a liquid crystal element] which changes light transmittance on application of a voltage." That way, you could electronically and silently change the amount of light hitting your camera's sensor without stopping down the lens.
Many believe that electric propulsion will spell the end of exhilarating performance cars. Let this all-electric Toyota AE86 drift car teach you otherwise.
Built by U.S. engineer Omead Moinee, this AE86-generation Toyota Corolla features a 275-volt battery pack that delivers 330 lb-ft of torque at 200 rpm until roughly 4,000 rpm.
Taken into its second generation just last week, the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is trying out a virtual Nismo suit, and it's not only for kicks.
A previous report said that such a version of the electric compact hatch could be on the table, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it's coming though, as an official decision has yet to be taken.