Parliamentary Secretary “Test Drives” RoboCar® Mini EV Bus

- Mr.Kudo and Mr.Tanaka visits during the demonstration experimment in Chubu International Airport-

Group photo at the time of inspection

At the time of explanation about the Autonomous driving vehicle

ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Hisashi Taniguchi, hereinafter ZMP) carried out a demonstration test of Autonomous vehicle in the restricted area of Chubu International Airport. During the demonstration experiment Mr. Kudo and Mr. Tanaka, the Parliamentary Secretaries of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism visited on March 18, 2019 (Mon) and discussed regarding the airport-specific issues and remote monitoring systems for the realization of the test drive of Autonomous driving vehicle RoboCar® Mini EV Bus.

The demonstration experiment was conducted by AIRO Inc. (hereinafter “AIRO”), a joint venture of Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter “Marubeni”) and ZMP, as a "practical experiment concerning autonomous driving in the airport restricted area". RoboCar® Mini EV Bus, an autonomous driving vehicle developed by ZMP was used for the test.

Mini EV Bus-based Autonomous vehicle "RoboCar® Mini EV Bus"

In this demonstration the RoboCar® Mini EV Bus, an Autonomous driving vehicle developed by ZMP took the route that is assumed to transport passengers by bus. The RoboCar® Mini EV Bus is a vehicle based on the ANKAI’S EV (electric car) bus that has been newly added to ZMP's Robocar lineup and this demonstration test will be the first in Japan.

Through this demonstration test, ZMP confirms issues and collects data for practical use of Autonomous vehicles in the airport restricted area and promotes efforts for commercialization and sales of Autonomous vehicles and ancillary services.​ ​

Details on the demonstration test using Autonomous driving vehicle in the restricted areas of Chubu International Airport​ ​:

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