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NEC Software Solutions UK Announces Intent to Acquire Capita Secure Solutions and Services to Expand its Emergency Services Offering

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:41am

London, UK, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Software Solutions UK, part of the NEC Corporation, has announced its intention to acquire Capita Secure Solutions and Services, a leading provider of software and solutions to the emergency services and justice sectors.

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  • London, UK, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Software Solutions UK, part of the NEC Corporation, has announced its intention to acquire Capita Secure Solutions and Services, a leading provider of software and solutions to the emergency services and justice sectors.
  • NEC Software Solutions UK provides innovative software and services to UK police forces as well as law enforcement organisations across the world.
  • With over 30 years' experience, Capita Secure Solutions and Services has software solutions, radio managed services and additional support services installed in 15 countries across five continents, protecting 135 million people.
  • Tina Whitley, chief executive officer of NEC Software Solutions UK, said: "Capita Secure Solutions and Services is a natural fit with NECSWS.

All-New Outlander PHEV Model to Adopt an Evolved All-Wheel Control Technology to Provide Safe, Secure and Comfortable Driving

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:32am

The new S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control system will provide safe, secure and comfortable driving in various weather and road conditions.

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  • The new S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control system will provide safe, secure and comfortable driving in various weather and road conditions.
  • The all-new Outlander PHEV model employs twin-motor 4WD that consists of one motor at the front and another one at the rear of the vehicle.
  • Conventional models employ braking control system to control the brake forces in the left and right wheels only on the front, but the evolved S-AWC adds braking control system to the rear wheels.
  • *Mitsubishi Motors' all-wheel control technology that offers integrated control of Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Active Yaw Control (AYC), which controls the left and right wheels via braking.

Hitachi Partners with Bao Viet Insurance to Drive Innovation in Insurance Business using AI and Medical Big Data

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:07am

With more than one million medical insurance policyholders, Bao Viet Insurance is a leading non-life insurance company in the country.

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  • With more than one million medical insurance policyholders, Bao Viet Insurance is a leading non-life insurance company in the country.
  • Continuing its tradition of providing high-value insurance services, Bao Viet Insurance has adopted Hitachi's Risk Simulator for Insurance - a Lumada(1) solution that analyzes medical big data using Hitachi's proprietary AI.
  • For example, the risk prediction service will be linked to the remote medical care services provided by Bao Viet Insurance.
  • Bao Viet Insurance and Hitachi will continue to discuss the creation of new health promotion services that utilize various technologies.

Honda Introduces Initiatives in New Areas

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:01am

These new initiatives are made possible by core technologies Honda has amassed to date, including technologies in the areas of combustion, electrification, control and robotics.

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  • These new initiatives are made possible by core technologies Honda has amassed to date, including technologies in the areas of combustion, electrification, control and robotics.
  • Through the comprehensive utilization of such technological strengths, Honda will strive to realize the joy of expanding people's life's potential in new areas in addition to existing business areas.
  • - Honda will create a new "mobility ecosystem" featuring Honda eVTOL at its core, connected with mobility products on the ground.
  • Moreover, in addition to electrification technologies, Honda eVTOL will feature technologies Honda has amassed in a number of different areas such as combustion, aerodynamics and control technologies.

Toyota Launches the C+walk T in Japan, a New Form of Walking-Area Mobility

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:55am

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it will release the C+walk T, a standing-type model in the new C+walk walking-area(1) mobility series.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it will release the C+walk T, a standing-type model in the new C+walk walking-area(1) mobility series.
  • The C+walk T(2) will go on sale at Toyota automobile dealers and offered at rental and leasing stores from October 1, 2021(3).
  • It is designed so that it is comfortable to use in walking areas, facilitating side-by-side travel and communication with fellow pedestrians.
  • Toyota offers wide-ranging mobility choices with the twin goals of providing freedom of movement to all and realizing an even better mobility society.

Transfer of Mitsubishi Power Business to MHI Completed; Operations will be Integrated into the New 'Energy Transition & Power Headquarters'

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 4:24am

The pre-existing business units handling GTCC (gas turbine combined cycle) systems, steam power systems and environmental plant systems have been reorganized into newly designated "Divisions."

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  • The pre-existing business units handling GTCC (gas turbine combined cycle) systems, steam power systems and environmental plant systems have been reorganized into newly designated "Divisions."
  • By consolidating all functions from business strategy proposal development to project execution, MHI achieves an organizational structure that will enable more responsive business operations.
  • Mitsubishi Power is a wholly owned MHI subsidiary originally established in February 2014 as Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., a company integrating the thermal power systems businesses of MHI and Hitachi, Ltd.
  • While the Mitsubishi Power business functions will change, the "Mitsubishi Power" brand name, having acquired global recognition, will continue to be used for markets outside Japan.

MHI Group Takes Steps to Strengthen its Sustainability Management Structure

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 4:01am

TOKYO, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is taking a number of significant steps to strengthen its sustainability management structure in order to respond to calls by the international community and diverse stakeholders for greater environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability from the corporate sector.

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  • TOKYO, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is taking a number of significant steps to strengthen its sustainability management structure in order to respond to calls by the international community and diverse stakeholders for greater environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability from the corporate sector.
  • The new moves are capped by the establishment on October 1st of a new "Sustainability Relations Department" within the Business Strategy Office.
  • The Sustainability Committee will be tasked with carrying forward MHI Group's commitment, reflecting the core position it accords to CSR (corporate social responsibility) within its management structure, of "always focusing on social perspectives, responding to the expectations of society, and aiming to make MHI Group a solidly trusted company."
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense.

Fujitsu and Osaka University Deepen Collaborative Research and Development for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computers

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 2:40am

TOKYO, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Osaka University and Fujitsu Limited today announced the establishment of the Fujitsu Quantum Computing Joint Research Division as a collaborative research division at the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology (hereinafter QIQB) of Osaka University.

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  • TOKYO, Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Osaka University and Fujitsu Limited today announced the establishment of the Fujitsu Quantum Computing Joint Research Division as a collaborative research division at the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology (hereinafter QIQB) of Osaka University.
  • In March 2020, Osaka University established QIQB in order to promote quantum information and quantum biology research, focusing on research in a wide range of fields ranging from quantum computing, quantum information fusion, quantum information devices, quantum communications and security, quantum measurement and sensing, and quantum biology.
  • In October 2020, Fujitsu started collaborative research (4) with Osaka University on quantum error correction.
  • (Quantum Information and Quantum Life Research Center, Osaka University (QIQB) HP)
    A number of acceleration technologies inspired by quantum technology, but not quantum effects.

Technica Zen Now Official Training Partner of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:00am

As an Official Training Partner, Technica Zen Now Offers CIPM and CIPP Trainings by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Japan.

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  • As an Official Training Partner, Technica Zen Now Offers CIPM and CIPP Trainings by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Japan.
  • HYOGO, Japan , Oct 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Technica Zen today announced it is now an Official Training Partner (OTP) of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.
  • With this new partnership, Technica Zen will offer key privacy training courses to professionals in their surrounding community.
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

Hitachi: Compact, Lightweight Direct-Drive System to Make In-Wheel Electric Vehicles Closer to a Production Reality

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:27am

This enables the installation of the entire system into the wheel, thus moving the world one step closer to a zero-emissions society.

Key Points: 
  • This enables the installation of the entire system into the wheel, thus moving the world one step closer to a zero-emissions society.
  • Moreover, adopting an in-wheel unit does not require a substantial change to the existing configuration of the suspension and other components.
  • This reduces energy loss by 30 percent and increases the range on a single charge compared to existing EVs.
  • In the motor vehicle sector, there is an especially strong legislative push for transitioning from gasoline-driven vehicles to EVs.

Mitsubishi Power's TOMONI Intelligent Digital Solutions Adopted for Unit 1 of the Joetsu Thermal Power Station in Niigata Prefecture

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:01am

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept 30, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded a contract with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. for the utilization of TOMONI intelligent digital solutions for Unit 1 of the Joetsu Thermal Power Station in Joetsu city, Niigata Prefecture, scheduled to start operations in December 2022.

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  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept 30, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded a contract with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. for the utilization of TOMONI intelligent digital solutions for Unit 1 of the Joetsu Thermal Power Station in Joetsu city, Niigata Prefecture, scheduled to start operations in December 2022.
  • Construction of the Joetsu Thermal Power Station Unit 1 began in 2019.
  • TOMONI intelligent digital solutions applied to this project allow the various services to be used via cloud computing accessible from the customer's computer.
  • Mitsubishi Power will utilize its TOMONI intelligent digital solutions, developed based on its expertise and many years of experience with power plant O&M, to support decarbonization of power plants, reducing maintenance and operation costs.

Stereo Camera Adopted in Suzuki's New Wagon R Smile

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:58am

TOKYO, Sept 30, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. has announced the adoption of its stereo camera by Suzuki Motor Corporation for the New Wagon R Smile city car, launched in September 2021.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 30, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. has announced the adoption of its stereo camera by Suzuki Motor Corporation for the New Wagon R Smile city car, launched in September 2021.
  • In a first for Suzuki, the New Wagon R smile adopts a passing assist(1) function to aid in safely passing cars on narrow roads.
  • Hitachi Astemo's high-precision stereo camera features nighttime pedestrian detection function, and supports various Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) along with Dual Camera Brake Support, which detects pedestrians even at night.
  • This state-of-the-art technology significantly improves the car's ability to detect pedestrians even during night and low-light conditions.

NEC and Netcracker Launch 5G xHaul Transport Network Automation Solution Working with ADVA and Juniper Networks

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:17am

With this solution, ADVA delivers secure optical connectivity and Juniper provides automated IP WAN transport solutions, while Netcracker brings unified end-to-end multi-domain service orchestration and automation expertise.

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  • With this solution, ADVA delivers secure optical connectivity and Juniper provides automated IP WAN transport solutions, while Netcracker brings unified end-to-end multi-domain service orchestration and automation expertise.
  • Aiming to solve these challenges for a multi-layer 5G transport network, the integrated multi-vendor packet optical automation solution provides operational simplicity with Netcracker's cross-layer Network Domain Orchestration complemented by Juniper's Paragon Automation portfolio for network experience-driven control.
  • Through this convergence of industry-leading solutions, Juniper, ADVA, NEC and Netcracker will join forces and work together to simplify the evolution of operators' 5G transport networks globally.
  • Netcracker's Network Domain Orchestration brings agility and automation to multi-layer transport networks, and we are excited to announce our joint solution with NEC, Juniper and ADVA to revolutionize the transport network for 5G digital services," said Bob Titus, Chief Technology Officer, Netcracker.

Mazda Production and Sales Results for August 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:05am

Mazda's domestic production volume in August 2021 decreased 53.7% year on year due to decreased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.

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  • Mazda's domestic production volume in August 2021 decreased 53.7% year on year due to decreased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.
  • Mazda's overseas production volume in August 2021 decreased 53.4% year on year due to decreased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.
  • Mazda's domestic sales volume in August 2021 decreased 25.4% year on year due to decreased sales of passenger and commercial vehicles.
  • Mazda's global sales volume in August 2021 decreased 7.3% year on year due to decreased sales in China, Japan and other regions.

Toyota Announces Sales, Production, and Export Results for August 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 5:44am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for August 2021 as well as the cumulative total from January to August, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for August 2021 as well as the cumulative total from January to August, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • There was an impact on production due to parts supply shortage, but it was only limited, and sales of the Yaris and Roomy brand vehicles were strong.
  • As a result, sales were up year-on-year.
  • As a result, DSR* was similar to the previous year, up 2 percent year-on-year.

NTT DOCOMO Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2030, Aiming to Achieve Effectively Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:07am

TOKYO, Sept 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO has announced its commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions arising from its business activities effectively to zero by 2030.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO has announced its commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions arising from its business activities effectively to zero by 2030.
  • DOCOMO will achieve carbon neutrality by applying cutting-edge technology to improve energy efficiency and by procuring clean energy from renewable sources.
  • In addition to achieving carbon neutrality in the course of its own business activities, DOCOMO will cooperate with its customers and partner companies to help achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions for the benefit of the whole of society.
  • DOCOMO will continue to provide new services for consumers that will contribute to zero CO2 emissions.

Pajero Sport and Outlander Won SUV of the Year 2021 in Russia

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:01am

TOKYO, Sept 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the 2020 Pajero Sport(1) and the 2021 Outlander won SUV of the Year 2021(2) in Russia.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the 2020 Pajero Sport(1) and the 2021 Outlander won SUV of the Year 2021(2) in Russia.
  • Pajero Sport won in the mid-size SUV category chosen by expert jury, while Outlander won in the mid-size crossover category chosen by the general public.
  • Outlander crossover SUV has been highly recognized around the world for its utility and road performance of an SUV, as well as its eco-friendliness and economy.
  • "We see that our efforts were successful, because both expert jury and customers have highly recognized Pajero Sport and Outlander.

Fujitsu Introduces AI technology Enabling Highly Accurate Prediction of Vessel Collision Risks on Complex Maritime Routes

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:06am

- Technology contributes to improved maritime traffic safety in areas with heavy maritime traffic and heightened collision risks, including bays

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  • - Technology contributes to improved maritime traffic safety in areas with heavy maritime traffic and heightened collision risks, including bays
    TOKYO, Sept 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced the introduction of a highly-accurate AI technology to predict vessel collision risks on complex sea routes including bay areas.
  • Fujitsu previously leveraged AI technology to calculate and predict vessel collision risks based on the current position, speed and direction of the ship.
  • Now, an additional algorithm has been added to this technology in order to calculate the degree to which the vessel is following its course, enabling more accurate risk prevention.
  • Through this service, Fujitsu aims to ensure both the safety of maritime traffic control as well as vessel operation and will support the construction of resilient maritime traffic systems.

Showa Denko Concludes Long-Term Contract to Supply SiC Epitaxial Wafers for Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00am

(SDK; TSE:4004) concluded a long-term supply contract with Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba), a Japanese electronic device manufacturer providing highly efficient SiC-power-semiconductor based power devices for the global market, to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors (SiC epi-wafers) for two and a half years with an optional extension clause.

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  • (SDK; TSE:4004) concluded a long-term supply contract with Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba), a Japanese electronic device manufacturer providing highly efficient SiC-power-semiconductor based power devices for the global market, to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors (SiC epi-wafers) for two and a half years with an optional extension clause.
  • Toshiba decided to conclude this long-term contract because the company appreciated homogeneity in properties[3] and low density of surface defects[4] of SiC epi-wafers manufactured by SDK.
  • This long-term contract will further strengthen technical cooperation between SDK and Toshiba on improvement in performance of SiC epi-wafers.
  • In addition, SDK expects that Toshiba's adoption of SiC epi-wafers manufactured by SDK will help SDK to expand its SiC epi-wafer business further.

Fujitsu and KDDI Leverage 5G Technologies in Partnership to Solve Social Issues

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 5:58am

As the first major steps of this partnership, Fujitsu and KDDI will implement the following initiatives from September 28, 2021:

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  • As the first major steps of this partnership, Fujitsu and KDDI will implement the following initiatives from September 28, 2021:
    The "5G Service Platform" is a platform service that links private 5G and au 5G services to provide a comprehensive range of B to B to X services.
  • Private 5G services provided by Fujitsu for IoT devices such as high-definition cameras and robots will be linked with au 5G services provided by KDDI for smartphones and tablets.
  • Based on technology demonstrations, Fujitsu and KDDI aim to provide the "5G Service Platform" using 5G, IoT, video content, and XR.
  • The two companies will mutually participate in their respective 5G alliances, the "Private 5G Partnership Program"(2) and the "KDDI 5G Business Co-creation Alliance"(3).