Japan approves bill to develop 5G, drone technologies

On Tuesday, Japan’s cabinet approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies midst a growing alarm from Tokyo policymakers over Chinese influence over the said technologies. The bill aims to provide companies, who want to develop the technologies, funds which will attract low-interest rate from government-affiliated financial institutions…

Japan’s Isuzu Motors likely to enter into alliance with Sweden’s Volvo AB

On Wednesday, Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors disclosed, it plans on tieing up with Sweden’s Volvo AB, in order to deepen its grip on next-generation technologies including electrification and autonomous driving, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported that Isuzu would be holding a news conference at 0600 GMT in Tokyo on an “alliance” without elaborating.

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi form new R&D-focussed alliance

According to a report from Japan’s Kyodo News, Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp have agreed to form a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies. The trio’s new alliance will announce concrete plans in January 2020, reported Kyodo citing sources familiar with the matter. This new strategic…

China kickstart research into 6G technologies

In February 2019, Trump had urged U.S. companies to increase their research spending on 6G or be left behind. In a news bulletin that was published by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, China officially announced that it has started researching sixth-generation telecoms technology. Officials from government ministries and research institutes met this week to…

China backs hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for a greener future

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) stated, the government will nurture and promote greener technologies, such as hydrogen and fuel cell, for the transportation market. On Tuesday, a Chinese government official stated, China back the development of hydrogen energy and fuel cell vehicle industry as part of a wider effort to promote green…