New takes on the e-bike
Vanda Electrics is taking the growth of environmentally friendly city transport and giving it a design twist, including with the novel look for its Motochimp electric bike, which could soon be on the streets of Singapore, and beyond.
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Hotel full of robots coming to Tokyo Disney area
The company behind the Henn-na Hotel (Weird Hotel) in Nagasaki Prefecture are opening their second robot-staffed facility, this time near Tokyo Disneyland. The next step is to expand around the world, says the company's president.
Mitsubishi's Mirage made in Philippines for Filipinos
Mitsubishi Motors has opened a factory in Manila for making its Mirage cars that will be sold in the Philippines. CEO Osamu Masuko talks about how it is all part of the company's duty to be a part of the local economy.
Thai Motor Expo finds China taking spotlight
The Thai International Motor Expo 2016 kicked off just outside Bangkok, with exhibits, visitors and models observing somber respect for the recently passed king, and Chinese car companies emphasizing renewed focus on Southeast Asia.
Toyota's new plug-in hybrid aims for eco car dominance
The second-generation of Toyota's Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle can travel over 65 kilometers on a single charge from household electricity, double the distance of the previous generation, and could make PHVs the eco cars of choice.
L'Occitane goes digital, but stays physical
L'Occitane and Japan's teamLab have created a new shopping experience in Tokyo, offering a tour of Southern France, and what's inside the French bath-item maker's bottles, at a first-of-its-kind digital store.
Cambodia's small, but growing insurance sector
The vast majority of people in Cambodia cannot afford insurance, and the insurance industry is still small, which leaves vast room for growth, but also the challenge of getting people covered.