【Introductory case introduction】 Autonomous Driving development platform RoboCar® MiniVan Non-contact heart rate sensor and Autonomous Driving vehicle World's first interlocking experiment

~ Kyushu Institute of Technology Professor Ning Sato Development of non-contact sensor x Drowsy detection with Autonomous Driving vehicle ~
~ July 20 Announcement of the latest efforts at the 10th ZMP Forum ~

ZMP Corporation (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Taniguchi Hisashi , hereinafter "ZMP") introduced the Autonomous Driving system RoboCarMiniVan and IZAC to Kyushu Institute of Technology Innovation Promotion Organization (Professor Ning Sato), developed at Kyushu Institute of Technology.It is utilized in experiments linked with noncontact sensors in. We are pleased to announce the case introduction on our website this time.

【RoboCar MiniVan Application Cases】 Kyushu Institute of Technology Innovation Promotion Organization​ ​http://www.zmp.co.jp/case/minivan_180625


RoboCar MiniVan vehicle and system configuration image introduced to Kyushu Institute of Technology

This initiative of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and the Ministry of Regional Innovation - in response to the adoption of the Deployment eco-system formation program (H28_nendo) and regional science and technology demonstration bases Development Project (H28_nendo), information analysis and of the non-contact biometric sensor.We are engaged in research and development on safe driving support for the first time in the world that is interlocked. The Autonomous Driving system provided by Kyushu Institute of Technology is linked with a noncontact biometric sensor developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology and has a function to automatically send a detection signal to an Autonomous Driving vehicle when it detects dozing by a sensor. Cooperation between non-contact heart rate sensor and Autonomous Driving is developed as a function expected to be put into practical use in the future.
Products sold to Kyushu Institute of Technology include ZMP stereo cameras "RoboVision 2s", Zoom camera, posture sensor (IMU), 3D-LiDAR, GPS, etc. to make the Autonomous Driving vehicle platform RoboCar MiniVan recognize surrounding environment of the various sensors, and can issue a command to integrate the information from these sensors vehicle Autonomous Driving will be integrated computer "IZAC". We also developed an "automatic stop mode" in which information is sent from a non-contact sensor developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology to this Autonomous Driving vehicle, and the vehicle is stopped by Autonomous Driving road shoulder of the road.
At present, the sensors that are being experimented with RoboCar MiniVan are noncontact living body (radio) sensors, posture sensors such as a cushion to check the posture of the driver by seat seating. With non-contact sensors, it is expected to detect driver 's sudden seizure state etc by monitoring the condition of the passenger such as disorder of heartbeat. In addition, posture sensors are developed for the purpose of detecting doze from patterns such as posture abnormality.

The latest situation of this experiment is planned to be spoken by Professor Nori Sato at Kyushu Institute of Technology on July 20 (Friday) on the third day of the "10th ZMP Forum" to be held from Wednesday, July 18.

ZMP offers RoboCar MiniVan based on a minivan hybrid car as an Autonomous Driving development plot form from 2015. RoboCar MiniVan and ZMP own the public road experiments introduced here as a package for carrying out Autonomous Driving offers such as technology development platform IZAC. We have been providing support to many research institutions and demonstration experiments of autonomous operation by companies promoting research and development of autonomous operation.
We will continue to contribute to the development of autonomous driving technology through provision of an autonomous driving development platform and support with demonstration experiments.

【About ZMP RoboCar Minivan】 http://www.zmp.co.jp/products/robocar-minivan
Price RoboCar MiniVan ¥ 18 million (excluding tax) ~

【10th ZMP Forum Summary】
ZMP Forum 2018 "Change the movement of people and goods with commercialization of Autonomous Driving "

ZMP holds the ZMP Forum annually since 2009, with the desire to contribute to the accelerating technology development related to Autonomous Driving in the world. This will be the 10th time, as a keynote lecture, Mr. Masashi Sugiyama, RIKEN Innovation Intelligence Integration Research Center Director, Mr. Sugiyama will give a lecture, Case introduction, Presentation of new products, We will introduce technology by ZMP staff.
Date and time:
   2018年7月18日(水) 10:00~18:00(18:30~ 懇親会)
   2018年7月19日(木) 10:00~17:00(17:00~ 商品デモ&体験会)
   2018年7月20日(金) 10:00~18:00
Venue: Bellesalle Iidabashi (3-8-5 Iidabashi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Sumitomo Real Estate Iidabashi Ekimae Building)
Participation fee: Free (fee is charged for social gathering )

※ The lecture by Professor Nori Sato at Kyushu Institute of Technology will be on the third day 13: 30- Friday, July 20th.

【Program details】
Program details:http://www.zmp.co.jp/products/10th_forum
Day by day schedule are given. (* As of June 13)

【Press Release Articles】
You can check press release PDF here.