DANGER OF NOISELESS CARS

For the first time in automobile history, car-makers who have been trying to make cars quieter, will try to make their cars noisy! If they run too quietly, pedestrians may fail to notice them approaching! HVs (Hybrid Vehicles) make hardly any sound when they are driven slowly. The Toyota Motor Corp.’s ‘Prius’ makes a sound…

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THROUGH THE WORLD ON TWO WHEELS

A 39-year-old man recently finished an 11-year bicycle journey covering more than 150,000 kilometers — equivalent to circling the globe nearly four times! Daisuke Nakanishi spent six years working for a construction firm in Osaka in order to save enough money to pursue this goal. He left Japan for Anchorage, Alaska, the starting point of…

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Free Electric-Car Recharging

FREE ELECTRIC-CAR RECHARGING Gasoline stations, in cooperatio n with the local governments of Japan, are beginning to install systems that guide electric vehicle drivers to unoccupied charging stations, hoping to popularize electric vehicles by making it possible to recharge without waiting in long lines and without any cost.Electric vehicles will have charger-outfitted gas stations displayed…

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