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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Sets Sail in Search of Sardinian Success

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 9:03am

Rally Italia Sardegna returns to its traditional June date this year after the 2020 edition was switched to the autumn.

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  • Rally Italia Sardegna returns to its traditional June date this year after the 2020 edition was switched to the autumn.
  • The stages are fast but narrow and lined with bushes, trees and rocks, making them tricky for the drivers too.
  • "We had a fantastic result in Portugal and that gives us a good feeling moving onto another gravel rally in Sardinia.
  • "I'm sure that Sardinia will be another demanding rally for us, opening the road again like in Portugal.

Toyota Global Sales Secures 859,000 Units for April 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 7:30am

Toyota City, Japan, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for April 2021 as well as the cumulative total from January to April, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for April 2021 as well as the cumulative total from January to April, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • In the U.S., continued solid sales of light trucks such as the RAV4, Highlander and 4RUNNER, and HEVs such as the RAV4 and Venza continued.
  • This, together with the fact that sales had dropped in April of the previous year due to effects of COVID-19, meant that sales were substantially up year on year.
  • Sales of the Avalon, Camry, RAV4, Wildlander and other models were strong, and sales were substantially up year on year.

DENSO Shares Company Direction Updates at Annual Dialog Day

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 5:34am

YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, hosted its annual Dialog Day, where it shared how the company is achieving its Long-term Policy 2030.

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  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, hosted its annual Dialog Day, where it shared how the company is achieving its Long-term Policy 2030.
  • As part of that commitment, DENSO is accelerating its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.
  • These will help DENSO reach the following targets:
    - A return on equity (ROE) of over 10% by 2025.
  • Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 10.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

Hitachi Selected as System Vendor for Demand Response Demonstration Project for the Optimization of Thai Power Supply and Demand Balance

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:01am

The project aims for system design and implementation to optimize power supply and demand balance in accordance with the comprehensive energy policy plan, Smart Grid Development Master Plan(3) that is led by the Thai government.

Key Points: 
  • The project aims for system design and implementation to optimize power supply and demand balance in accordance with the comprehensive energy policy plan, Smart Grid Development Master Plan(3) that is led by the Thai government.
  • Then, it is expected to increase the importance of measures to stabilize systems that maintain the demand and supply balance.
  • (2) DRMS (demand response management system): a system that manages the issuance of demand responses.
  • (4) Smart grid: Advanced power grid that matches power demand and power supply in real time by using IT and control technology.

Chiyoda, Cognite, and Mitsubishi to Launch Digital Platform Solutions for Industrial Facilities and Plants

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 3:39am

The former covers the joint provision and collaboration on the Mirai Fusion (MF) digital solutions platform, which is designed for industrial facilities and plants, while the latter covers PoC work for an oil refinery in Japan.

Key Points: 
  • The former covers the joint provision and collaboration on the Mirai Fusion (MF) digital solutions platform, which is designed for industrial facilities and plants, while the latter covers PoC work for an oil refinery in Japan.
  • Our plan is to expand on these solutions and ultimately make them available to a variety of industrial facilities in Japan and overseas, including other oil refineries and LNG and petrochemicals plants.
  • The MF platform is built on Cognite Data Fusion (CDF), software developed by Cognite that enables the integration and contextualization of various types of fragmented industrial data.
  • One of the goals of the Agreement is to support digital transformation initiatives that aim to improve both maintenance efficiency and productivity of industrial plants.

Honda Aircraft Company Unveils the HondaJet Elite S

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 1:01am

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 27, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Aircraft Company today revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the "HondaJet Elite S," at its first ever virtual product launch event themed "Innovation Continues: Elite S."

Key Points: 
  • GREENSBORO, N.C., May 27, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Aircraft Company today revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the "HondaJet Elite S," at its first ever virtual product launch event themed "Innovation Continues: Elite S."
    The HondaJet Elite S features several upgrades that expand operational capability and improve flight operation.
  • While introducing the HondaJet Elite S, Honda Aircraft Company unveiled an Elite S with a special paint scheme, which represents the company's continued commitment to research and development of leading-edge technology to realize new possibilities and propose new value for business aviation.
  • The HondaJet Elite S has inherited the aeronautical breakthroughs developed by Honda Aircraft Company, including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) fuselage nose and wing, composite fuselage and a highly customized avionics suite.
  • Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Showa Denko Announces Change in Effective Date of Company Split (Simplified Absorption-Type Company Split)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:00am

However, the Board of Directors, at a meeting also held today, passed a resolution to change the effective date of the company split.

Key Points: 
  • However, the Board of Directors, at a meeting also held today, passed a resolution to change the effective date of the company split.
  • Based on the article 6 of the company split agreement (aluminum can business), the effective date of the company split (aluminum can business), after consultation between the Company and the Successor Company, will be changed from June 1, 2021 to June 24, 2021.
  • The signing date of the company split agreement of the aluminum rolling business will be changed to June 25, 2021.
  • - Date of the decision to approve change in effective date by the Board of Directors (aluminum can business): May 26, 2021
    - Date of the conclusion of agreement on change of effective date (aluminum can business): May 27, 2021 (Expected)
    - Company Split Effective Date (aluminum can business): June 24, 2021 (Expected)
    - Company Split Agreement Execution Date (aluminum rolling business): June 25, 2021 (Expected)
    - Company Split Effective Date (aluminum rolling business): August 2, 2021 (Expected)
    The change in the effective date of the company split (aluminum can business) is expected to have no significant impact on the Company's consolidated financial results since the Successor Company is a consolidated subsidiary.

Mitsubishi Motors Introduces the Eclipse Cross PHEV Model in New Zealand and Australia

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 2:55am

TOKYO, May 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the Eclipse Cross plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model will launch in New Zealand on June 1, with the launch in Australia to follow in July.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the Eclipse Cross plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model will launch in New Zealand on June 1, with the launch in Australia to follow in July.
  • The addition of the Eclipse Cross PHEV model to the lineup reflects Mitsubishi Motors' continued commitment to contributing to the development of a sustainable society by promoting electrification focusing on plug-in hybrids.
  • The second plug-in hybrid in the Mitsubishi Motors' lineup, the Eclipse Cross PHEV model incorporates the twin-motor 4WD system from the Outlander PHEV and offers a quiet, smooth yet powerful acceleration unique to electric vehicles, as well as a sporty driving experience.
  • The Eclipse Cross debuted in Europe in 2017 as Mitsubishi Motors' global strategic model.

Hitachi Astemo develops "Dynamics Planning" A high-precision vehicle trajectory planning technology that improves cabin comfort in autonomous driving

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 9:13am

TOKYO, May 25, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. has developed "Dynamics Planning", a highly precise vehicle trajectory planning technology for AD ECU(1).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 25, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. has developed "Dynamics Planning", a highly precise vehicle trajectory planning technology for AD ECU(1).
  • The technology uses an algorithm to control unpleasant sway and acceleration in Level 3 vehicles and promotes a comfortable driving experience.
  • The development of automated vehicle technology is not only about getting the vehicle to its intended destination without driver control, but getting there safely, comfortably, and quickly.
  • Comfort in the vehicle becomes particularly important as the level of automation increases, freeing the driver from the controls.

DENSO, Honeywell Ascend into Urban Air Mobility with Expanded Alliance

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 5:07am

Drawing from their automotive and aerospace backgrounds, the companies will develop and manufacture electric propulsion systems for aircraft, initially prioritizing the urban air mobility (UAM) segment with a focus on air taxis and delivery vehicles.

Key Points: 
  • Drawing from their automotive and aerospace backgrounds, the companies will develop and manufacture electric propulsion systems for aircraft, initially prioritizing the urban air mobility (UAM) segment with a focus on air taxis and delivery vehicles.
  • "While we have committed to achieve a carbon-neutral society, we still need to reduce traffic and offer eco-friendly movement in population-dense areas.
  • Working with Honeywell will help address both these issues and furthers our goal of creating mobility that is green and offers peace of mind."
  • The alliance with Honeywell enhances DENSO's Second Founding, the company's strategy to provide value beyond a vehicle-centric focus and produce the core technologies for future mobility.