Autonomous Driving taxi service demonstration promotion video release

- We will offer it to taxi operators nationwide -

ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Taniguchi Hisashi , hereinafter referred to as ZMP) has released a promotion video of public road service demonstration by Autonomous Driving taxi which is being implemented in central Tokyo in August 27 . At the same time, we will start offering Autonomous Driving systems used in this service demonstration and introduction consulting for taxi operators nationwide who have problems with driver shortage.

This service demonstration uses an Autonomous Driving vehicle and dispatch system developed by ZMP, and as a taxi business operator, Hinomaru Kotsu Co., Ltd (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO, Kazutaka Tomita, hereinafter referred to as Hinomaru Kotsu) operates an Autonomous Driving taxi It is. Autonomous Driving vehicle RoboCar® MiniVan is based on Toyota Estima Hybrid and incorporates various sensors such as RoboVision® stereo camera and computer for Autonomous Driving IZAC® to recognize the surrounding environment and operate all the driving operations It enables automatic running by computer. The dispatch system includes a smartphone application for a customer to book an Autonomous Driving taxi, to unlock and get on, a tablet application installed in the vehicle for checking the route and performing a settlement operation when getting off the vehicle, and remote management for monitoring traveling at a remote place It consists of system. ZMP and Hinomaru Traffic commenced collaboration in June 2017 with the aim of commercializing an Autonomous Driving taxi in 2020. Improvement of Autonomous Driving algorithm through acquisition of driving data of experienced taxi driver of Hinomaru transportation, hearing of driving know-how etc. It has led to the realization of natural driving along the flow of traffic and improvement of ride comfort.

ZMP started offering consulting, operation and maintenance, driver education, etc. on sales and introduction of Autonomous Driving vehicles and dispatch systems used in this service demonstration for taxi operators nationwide who have problems with driver shortage I will. Please contact us for details on implementation.

Public road service demonstration promotion video

The customer selects the destination and route beforehand with the smartphone application, designates the use date and time, registers the credit card and completes the reservation.

<Arrival · Unlocking>
Autonomous Driving taxi arrived before reservation time. Scanning the QR code * with the application will confirm the customer and the door will open. (* QR code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.)

< Autonomous Driving >
The customer closes the door with the tablet in the car, after confirming the route, press "OK", the Autonomous Driving taxi delivers it to the destination. The steering wheel, accelerator, brake, and all driving operations are performed by the computer. (People may intervene due to traffic conditions etc)

<Arrival / settlement>
Arrive at your destination. When the customer confirms the arrival at the tablet, the settlement is completed. The door opens automatically and gets off.

<Outline of demonstration experiment>

Date and time: Monday, August 27, 2018 - Saturday, September 8, the same day 9:00 - 17:00 (planned)
※Excluding September 2, Sunday. Possibility of cancellation due to weather and traffic conditions.
Experimental route: Between Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube and Roppongi Hills (approx. 5.3 km)
※ Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube (Address: 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
※ Roppongi Hills (Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Operating vehicle: One Minivan. (Autonomous driving test vehicle with a sensor and PC)
Number of services: Four round services per day. (planned)
Fare: One-way 1,500 yen (tax included)
Organizer: HINOMARU Kotsu Co., Ltd. , ZMP Inc.
Support / Cooperation: MITSUBISHI ESTATE Co., Ltd.
Cooperation: Mori Building Co., Ltd.

※ This demonstration experiment, Autonomous Driving in Tokyo in order to further accelerate the commercialization of technology "support project that started this fiscal year Autonomous Driving is selected in the project about the business model that utilizes technology", country and Tokyo jointly It is implemented under the support of the "Tokyo Auto Travel One Stop Center" which is set up at Tokyo Station.

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