Press Releases 2016

Hitachi Rail Italy is Awarded a Contract for the Supply of New Double Deck Regional Trains

Naples, Italy, June 29, 2016--- Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A. today announced that it was awarded a contract by Trenitalia to build 39 trains with 5 cars each, worth 333 million Euros. The contract award is part of a framework agreement to build up to 300 regional trains, for a total amount of approximately 2.6 billion Euros. The new fleet will operate across the Italian regional network of over 16,000 km.

Hitachi Power Solutions and Eurotech Agreement on Joint Development of Predictive Diagnostics System "HiPAMPS-Edge" in Edge Computing Environment

Tokyo, June 29, 2016 - Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and Eurotech S.p.A. of Italy today announced that they have concluded an agreement to jointly develop HiPAMPS-Edge, which incorporates edge computing technology from Eurotech, into Hitachi Power Solutions' HiPAMPS predictive diagnostics system to improve its real-time performance.

Hitachi Develops Technology to Automatically Creates Effective Advice to Increase Worker Happiness Using Artificial Intelligence

Tokyo, June 27, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of technology using artificial intelligence that automatically creates effective advice for raising the happiness of workers based on the behavioral data of each individual on a daily basis and started internal trial with 600 participants from sales & marketing.

"Hitachi Kyoto University Laboratory" to promote joint-research on the "exploration of basics and theory based on an understanding of humans and culture"

Tokyo, June 23, 2016 --- Kyoto University and Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the establishment of the "Hitachi Kyoto University Laboratory," a joint research division for exploring future societal issues, within the grounds of Kyoto University. Through collaborative creation between Kyoto University and Hitachi, the Laboratory will discern challenges facing future society and work towards creating innovations that achieve both economic development and solutions to those issues.

Hitachi Automotive Systems is selected for Volkswagen's "FAST" strategic partner program in the field of gasoline injection systems

Tokyo, June 22, 2016 ---Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that it has been selected by Volkswagen AG as a strategic partner in the field of gasoline injection systems for Volkswagen’s Future Automotive Supply Tracks (FAST) program.

Establishment of the "Hitachi The University of Tokyo Laboratory"

Tokyo, June 20, 2016 --- The University of Tokyo and Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the establishment of "Hitachi The University of Tokyo Laboratory" within the grounds of the University on June 20, 2016, to co-create and share visions towards realizing the "Super Smart Society" (Society 5.0) proposed by the Japanese government. The Laboratory will co-create visions that achieve both solutions to issues in society and economic development, by leading innovative changes in society and creating new value for the prosperity of society.

MD Anderson, Hitachi's First U.S. Proton Beam Therapy System Partner, Celebrates a Decade of Proton Beam Therapy

Tokyo, June 17, 2016 --The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of its proton therapy center in Houston, Texas on May 19, 2016. Notable doctors and speakers gathered at the world renowned hospital, together with representatives of Hitachi, some of whom were part of the team who helped plan and construct the proton beam therapy system, the engineering marvel used to treat over 7,000 patients since its first treatment date May 4, 2006.

Hitachi Develops Basic Artificial Intelligence Technology that Enables Logical Dialogue in Japanese

Tokyo, June 2, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501; “Hitachi”) today announced that it has developed a basic artificial intelligence (AI) technology that analyzes huge volumes of Japanese text data on issues that are subject to debate, and presents in Japanese both affirmative and negative opinions on those issues together with reasons and grounds.


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