The disappearing railways of Hokkaido
In my very first trip to Japan back in the mid 1990s, I decided to travel up from Tokyo to the northernmost island of Hokkaido to visit the Shiretoko Peninsula, a natural wildlife reserve where whale watching and hiking are popular in the summer months. I bought a cheaper version of the Japan Rail Pass […]
Uncaged video miniseries – Season 1: challenges in the energy equation
A while back after interviewing Bant Breen on my video podcast, we agreed to chat further on issues that have been on my mind lately. Turned into a mini-series of “uncaged” short videos – this one on challenges in the energy equation.
Flowers and magnetic markers in Nagano
Nagano is another prefecture where there has been a lot of automated driving experimentation announced recently. Especially of note is the Minami Alps Mura Hase roadside station, where tests are due to begin in Autumn 2017 along a 6.9km course up to the Senryusou resort hotel and back, using GPS and sensors (and hopefully some […]