(CercleFinance.com) – The Japanese aerospace exploration agency JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Toyota Motor Corporation have announced the name chosen for their lunar vehicle: Lunar Cruiser.
The two entities are currently carrying out a joint research program on a manned and pressurized vehicle driven by a fuel cell electric motor.
'A reference to the Toyota Land Cruiser, it also evokes the quality, longevity and reliability expected from this lunar rover, as well as the great principle long sought by Toyota for the 4×4: protecting its occupants' indicates the group.
'' JAXA and Toyota will bring together the knowledge, experience and technical resources of companies from various sectors to try to realize their dream: to maintain a permanent activity of the Team Japan on the surface of the moon '.
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