Dashboard panel of Toyota Motor Corp.'s automated driving test vehicle shows the vehicle detecting other vehicle during a test drive of Toyota's self-driving technologies in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions. Taking part with their latest offerings are 160 companies, including automakers, suppliers and motorcycle manufacturers from around the world, but the biggest stars of the Tokyo show are usually the Japanese. Honda Motor Co. is gearing up to challenge Toyota Motor Corp.'s Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which is already on sale, with its own fuel cell car, whose name is set to be announced at the show.The Mirai went on sale in the U.S. this month for $57,500 and Toyota plans to sell more than 3,000 Mirai cars in the U.S. by the end of 2017 .Toyota has received 1,500 orders for the Mirai in Japan.Toyota is also planning to show a revamped fuel cell, although that's a concept model without too many details.Toyota is showing the fantasmic toy-like Kikai, which means "machine" in Japanese.
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