Autonomous Vehicles In Japan

This mini report by the Strategic Trade Team at DIT Japan highlights trends, innovations and potential business opportunities in the autonomous automotive sector in Japan. Automotive Industry Showing Innovation in Japan Japan’s biggest car producer Toyota has set the ambitious goal of creating the first driverless car by 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. To boost R&D efforts, Toyota has initiated a USD 10 million bid to build testing grounds in Detroit and injected a USD 50 million investment into creating an artificial intelligence research centre in partnership with MIT and Stanford University. Nissan, meanwhile, has…