総合ディベロッパーと連携し、 先進的な都市交通インフラ実証実験を都心部で展開 世界初 自動運転タクシーサービスの公道営業実証実験スタート

Implemented between Otemachi Financial City Gran Cube and Roppongi Hills on August 27, 2018
                                                                     


Autonomous Driving vehicle to use RoboCar® MiniVan (image)


Hinomaru KOTSU Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as " Hinomaru KOTSU Co.,Ltd") and ZMP Corporation ("ZMP") (hereinafter referred to as ZMP) will start a demonstration experiment on public roads of taxi service using Autonomous Driving vehicles on August 27, 2018. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Mitsubishi Estate) and Mori Building Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Mori Building) agree with the significance of this demonstration experiment and we will provide facilities to operate in order to realize the development in the center of the city,In addition, it is the world's first effort to take a business run by taxi using Autonomous Driving vehicles on public roads.

In this demonstration experiment, Hinomaru transportation carries out taxi service on public road using Autonomous Driving vehicle and reservation system developed by ZMP, and the experiment section is Otemachi Financial City Gran Cube (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) and Roppongi,we are planning about 5.3 km connecting Hills (Minato-ku, Tokyo). The experiment period is from August 27th to September 8th, 2018, users (experiment participants) are widely recruited from the public and from today you can visit the site (https://www.zmp.co.jp/aidelitaxi).This demonstration experiment started this fiscal year was selected as a support project "Business Model Construction Utilizing Autonomous Driving Technology" in order to further accelerate the practical application of autonomous driving technology,by Tokyo Metropolitan Government.It will be implemented with the support of the installation of "Tokyo Auto Travel One Stop".

Hinomaru Traffic and ZMP aim not only to eliminate traffic congestion and reduce environmental impact by realizing Autonomous Driving taxi service commercialization, but also aim for support of vulnerable people and resolution of chronic driver shortage.

Mitsubishi Estate and Mori Building, as a comprehensive developer, collaborate with state-of-the-art research institutes, universities, and companies to propose future ways of cities, and work on various collaborative research and demonstration experiments in the town. As part of this, in cooperation with this experiment aiming to develop a new urban transportation infrastructure, this time, we aim to further improve the function of the international city / Tokyo.

For inquiries about this matter
ZMP Inc. charge: Nagaoka / Nishimura TEL: 03-5802-6901

Outline of demonstration experiment

Date and time: Monday, August 27, 2018 - Saturday, September 8, the same day 9: 00 - 17: 00 (planned)
                 ※9月2日(日)を除く。天候や交通状況等により運行中止の可能性あり。
Experimental route: Otemachi Financial City Gran Cube - Roppongi Hills (about 5.3 km)
                 のルート
                 ※大手町フィナンシャルシティ グランキューブ(住所:東京都千代田区大手町1-9-                                     2)
                 ※六本木ヒルズ(住所:東京都港区六本木6-10-1)
Traffic Vehicle: 1 minivan type ( Autonomous Driving test vehicle with sensor and PC)
Number of flights: 4 round trips / day (planned)
Charge: 1,500 yen per way (tax included · schedule)
Organizer: Hinomaru Transportation Corporation, ZMP Inc.
Sponsor: Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Cooperation: Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Participation application: Application website https://www.zmp.co.jp/aidelitaxi
      申込期間     2018年7月18日(水)11時30分~7月31日(火)18時00分
      お問い合わせ   株式会社ZMP 自動運転タクシー実証実験担当                                                                                   aidelitaxi@zmp.co.jp
How to use: After applying through the site, the candidate is selected through lottery and hence reservation can be made.
                  スマートフォンで予約を行います。利用日当日に発車地にてご乗車、到着後決済し                                      降車いただきます。

※ Because there is a limit on the number of operations,please note that it is not always possible for every selected candidate to get the desired date and time.
※ In this demonstration experiment, the system automatically operates the lane change, right / left turn, stop, etc, but the system may intervene depending on traffic conditions etc.

Scheduled driving area

Map Source: Geographical Survey Institute website (https://maps.gsi.go.jp/)

Outline and approach of each company
Hinomaru Transportation Co., Ltd.

We, HINOMARU Kotsu is developing a taxi business as a core company of Hinomaru Transportation group in the 68-year history. Our motto is ‘drive with your heart rather than with arms’, and we are making various innovations in taxi business and aiming at safe, good service. In recent years we are promoting our activities under three themes of “ Technology”, “ Diversity” and “ Healthcare”. It is an approach to a shortage of manpower which is growing rapidly as the concerning inbound factor. We keep to contribute to the development of a taxi business that is a part of public transportation.

ZMP Inc.

"Robot of Everything RoboCar® series platform for Autonomous Driving development, RoboCar® data measurement service, logistics Development and sales of support robot CarriRo® etc. We started Autonomous Driving demonstration experiment on public road from 2014, and in December 2017 we conducted a public road demonstration experiment without drivers riding in the driver's seat, which is the first in the country. We aim to realize Auto taxi in 2020, and we are doing experiments of demonstration of technology and service.

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Estate is pursuing the "open innovation field" in the Marunouchi area, aiming to become a city where diverse people and companies gather and exchange.
As part of its efforts, under the name "Marunouchi UrbanTech Voyager", we will examine the usefulness and practical hurdles in town planning, on advanced technology, as well as with universities and start-up companies By deepening collaboration and conducting surveys and research mainly in the AI ​​· IoT · robotics field, we aim to introduce technologies to the future city and improve area functions.

Mori Building Co., Ltd.

 森ビルは都市とライフスタイルの未来を描き、イノベーションを生み出す都市づくりを実践することで、国際都市・東京の磁力向上を目指しています。日本初のAI自動走行宅配ロボットの実証実験(六本木ヒルズ/2017)や、都市とライフスタイルの未来を考える国際会議「Innovative City Forum」(六本木ヒルズ・虎ノ門ヒルズ/2013年~毎年開催)など、多様な都市機能を備えた「ヒルズ」を舞台に、MIT(マサチューセッツ工科大学)メディアラボ等、最先端の研究機関や大学、企業と連携し、様々な共同研究や実証実験に取り組みながら、「未来の都市のあり方」を提案し続けて参ります。

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