It's huge. It takes over the entire Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center. Each years sees just under a 1,000,000 attendees over the course of 10 or so days. If you can ignore the throngs of douchey psuedo-journalists facing their imminent extinction, the Tokyo Motor Show is a blast!
Toyota announced the addition of a hybrid model to their Sienta minivan series, and now it's available for purchase. Toyota now makes more hybrid vehicles than all other auto companies combined - which we didn't fact check, but it sounds about right.
Mr. Car/Camera Nerd stopped by the world famous Daikoku Parking Lot recently and snapped a few lovelies. If you don’t know what it means to go to the Daikoku Futo, then use your Google - and whether you do or do not, you'll like this stuff right here.
The brand-new model is called THUMS Version 5. In this version, Toyota has added to the already complex modeling software additional weak and tense muscle models that allow the user to simulate the various positions in which a human body experiences a car crash.
Japanese hobby kit and RC car maker Tamiya has been chasing the Kumamon cash dragon for over a year now, and along with last December’s Kumamon tractor RC car (probably because Kumamoto = agriculture), an RC standard dune buggy has now entered the lineup.
At the Manufacturing Business Matching Fair, Kamine Seiki exhibited technology for manufacturing high quality, low cost vehicle transmission equipment, so-called differential gears, and other components using net shape technology that is now being developed through governmental support.
Honda debuted their new lightweight convertible model "S660" today. It will be the first lightweight convertible to be released by Honda in 19 years since production of the Honda Beat was discontinued in 1996.
Nissan's new concept BBQ Car is very intriguing. Open the car trunk, and you will see all the equipment necessary for BBQ ready to be used. It includes an electric grill, refrigerator, kitchen with sink, cookware, plates, spices, coffeemaker, garbage disposal machine.... and more!
Thanko released a palm-sized full HD drive recorder with a a 1.5-inch LCD display. It's a small device so that it is hardly noticeable in your front windshield view. It's able to shoot 1080p full HD video and shoot clear video in a dark place using the built-in 12 IR lights.