Innovation Through Research Essay
The Panasonic Group of Companies has Usability Centers throughout the world. In 1990, the scope of the Usability Centers was expanded to include accessibility concerns. In addition, multinational Task Forces empowered to work throughout the Panasonic Group of Companies were established in 1998 to ensure that accessible features and services continue to be developed and implemented worldwide. Synergy between the Usability Centers and Task Forces keeps our Accessibility goals sharply in focus.
The other key to successfully achieving our goals is the strength of our research and development (R&D) capabilities. Having helped lead the way in the development of DVD, SD Memory Cards, DTV and other important …show more content…
Founder Konosuke Matsushita tries out an electric bicycle.
In his younger days, the founder of Panasonic worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop, and there he developed a special attachment to bicycles. After rolling out his long wished-for, first bicycle in 1952, he continued to think about what the company could do as an electric manufacturer to contribute to the progress of bicycles, and in 1980, Japan’s first electric bicycle finally went on sale. Mr. Matsushita, who was already over eighty at the time, saw that there was a future for the