Report: Alternative Vehicle Technologies in Japan

About the Report

Intelligent transport systems have been a focus area in Japan for many years. In addition, driverless cars seem to be a promising approach to reduce car accidents and improve the traffic flow. This report titled 'Alternative Vehicle Technologies in Japan / Intelligent Transport Systems in Japan' describes new technologies applied to the Japanese vehicle industry, with a special focus on replacement of the internal combustion engine as well as the development of driverless car. It also looks into alternative fuel technologies, advanced safety systems and gives some information on car-sharing services in Japan. Lastly, this report suggests that major changes in technology, together with the globalisation of the vehicle industry, will create new opportunities for European SMEs in Japan.

About the Expert:

Sven Eriksson is a business consulting expert with over 40 years' experience of working in Japan. Click here to access his profile

The recording of the past webinar covering this topic is available for online viewers here. (Once you are logged in, look for the link below the "After event information").

Picture: Cross-roads at Akihabara 
Copyright: EU-Japan Centre's private archives