Asia-Pacific, Events, News, May 3 2021 India: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and V-shesh Learning Services Private Limited have undertaken a pan-India study to comprehend the “Impact of Covid-19 on people with disabilities” in India in the first quarter of the current year 2021. The focus of this study was to determine and assess the medium […]

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Japan Focuses on Innovation to Empower Elderly Drivers

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Japan is turning to technology to help prevent traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers in the country, a growing problem as the population ages. Orix Auto Corp. offers a service that enables senior citizens to measure their abilities behind the wheel via personal computers and smartphones. With Ever Drive, the company collects data on driving […]

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Japan to Promote Wheelchair-Friendly Taxis for 2020 Tokyo Olympics  

Posted on March 25th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, Universal Design, March 25 2019 The Japanese government is hoping that visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics who use wheelchairs will have an easy time getting around. Officials say they’re going to obligate taxi operators to train their drivers in the use of specially designed vehicles.”Universal design” taxis look like station […]

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Assistive Robotics to be Showcased During Tokyo Summer Olympics  

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, March 15 2019 Next year, the world’s top athletes will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. Some of Japan’s biggest companies will also happily be using the opportunity to show off their latest technologies — namely a fleet of robotics aimed at helping human spectators navigate around the event. Officials behind the […]

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Toyota Improves Universal Design Taxicab for Quicker Wheelchair Access  

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, Universal Design, February 8 2019 JAPAN: Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will improve its “JPN Taxi” universal design taxicab to enable wheelchair users to get into the vehicle more quickly — cutting the current maximum of around 20 minutes down to three minutes. A driver paces an easier-to-install wheelchair ramp on […]

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