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Intelligent visual tech developed by Kyocera creates an optical illusion suggesting the front elements of an auto are totally transparent when seen from the interior.
Reflecting Japanese automakers’ concerns about the president-elect’s opposition to the trade deal, a Mazda spokeswoman says, “Trump will not become president until into the New Year and we do not fully understand all his policies, so we are waiting to have a better grasp of the situation after he is inaugurated.”
According to the Japan Paint Manufacturers’ Assn., Japanese companies produce 30% of all automotive coatings in the world, giving them the largest share of the market, ahead of European makers, with 25%, and the U.S., with 19%.
Executive Vice President Takao Katagiri believes there is an “increasingly favorable environment” for electric vehicles and the e-NV200 will benefit from the ground broken by the Leaf EV.
Just five years ago, foreign auto makers held 10% of the Russian car market but now have a 50% share, an industry analyst says.
The initiative by the EU’s Marie Curie Research Training Network brings together experts from 13 research institutions across the continent.