“Electric vehicles (EV) are an extension of radio-controlled model cars. We developed at a speed unimaginable for conventional car developers. We’ve clashed countless times with the engineer who had an experience managing car development,” says President Masanori Yoshida of Aspark, an engineer staffing company in Osaka.
As the Xi Jinping administration intensifies its confrontational stance towards the U.S., it is speeding up domestic production of semiconductors which are “the rice of industry,” in fear of decoupling from the international supply chain.
Though mobility as a service (MaaS) using automated driving is currently spreading globally, many attempts at its integration remain as test programs set to test the cost and efficiency of such systems.