Hinomaru Traffic and ZMP launch a Level 4 Promotion Study Group to realize autonomous driving taxi of fully autonomous driving toward Tokyo Olympic Games

Hinomaru Traffic and ZMP, fully Autonomous Driving for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Started Level 4 Promotion Study Group to realize autonomous driving taxi
- Widely inviting taxi companies across the country to participate -

Hinomaru Transport Co., Ltd. (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Kazutaka Tomita, hereinafter referred to as " Hinomaru traffic") and, Co., Ltd. ZMP (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Taniguchi Hisashi , hereinafter referred to as "ZMP") is, today, We set up a research group to promote autonomous driving taxis of unmanned fully Autonomous Driving (level 4).

In this study group, we will discuss legal regulations, usage fee structure, traveling area, etc. on autonomous taxi, aiming for full-scale commercial start of automatic taxi in 2020. This study group hopes that Hinomaru Traffic and ZMP will be core members and we would like to invite other taxi companies to participate widely.

In the Government's Future Investment Strategy 2017, we aim to realize mobile services by unmanned automatic traveling in 2020, and from this fiscal year we will introduce public road demonstration (including those by remote operation) in 10 areas nationwide We carry out the state-of-the-art demonstration for remote operation and perfect automatic traveling at Haneda airport and coastal area etc. We will arrange for the demonstration aiming at commercialization possible. This effort is exactly in line with this growth strategy.

Through this research group, the two companies will aim to increase the number of users by realizing more convenient taxi service in addition to responding to the driver shortage, aiming for the development of the entire taxi industry.

name
Level 4 Promotion Study Group
Purpose of establishment
Pursue commercialization by aiming for full-scale sales of automatic traveling taxis in 2020, examining the form of service implementation and coordinating with relevant ministries and agencies
Founder

Kazutaka Tomita President and Representative Director of Hinomaru Traffic Co., Ltd.

ZMP President and Representative Director Hisashi Taniguchi

representative
Kazutaka Tomita President and Representative Director of Hinomaru Traffic Co., Ltd.
Establishment date
July 11, 2017
Secretariat
ZMP Corporation


【Comments from Mr. Yutaka Yoshimoto, Coordinator for Business Information Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry】

For the Tokyo Olympic Games, I think that Autonomous Driving technology becomes a taxi service and commercialization is very important. As the Japanese government aims to realize mobile service by unmanned autonomous driving in 2020, I hope that cooperative relationship will develop with this research group to achieve its goal.

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