Safety is First

SAE Automation levels via DoT report

Safety is a key topic for self-driving vehicles. 94% of U.S. crashes involve human error [1]. 37,461 deaths in the road accident in the U.S. in 2016 [2]. People believe self-driving car technology can help reduce the road accidents and save millions of lives per year worldwide. However, self-driving technology is still in developing phase. It has limitation and could not be as perfect as people wish. Continue reading “Safety is First”

How to get the International Driving Permit in Tokyo

International Driving Permit (IDP) is required if you want to drive a vehicle in most European countries. An IDP is basically an official, multi-language translation of driving license. It’s valid for one year. Also, IDP is valid in nearly 140 countries [1].

There are several places where you can get the IDP in Tokyo. Such as Driver’s License Center, Driver’s License Renewal Center and designated police station [2]. Continue reading “How to get the International Driving Permit in Tokyo”

Xiaomi’s Great Effort Before IPO

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition via The Verge

Xiaomi is seeking IPO in Hongkong around July. Xiaomi hopes to raise at least $10 billion at a valuation of $100 billion. But its valuation is questioned by investors. The valuation would be more likely to start around $60 billion to $70 billion[1]. On Thursday, Xiaomi announced some products update including software and hardware, in order to show its chance to sustain its target valuation. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s Great Effort Before IPO”