Announcement of Strategic Alliance with Chinese Vehicle Manufacturer ANHUI ANKAI Automobile CO., LTD.
RoboCar® Mini EV Bus
ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Hisashi Taniguchi) formed a strategic alliance with Chinese bus vehicle manufacturer ANHUI ANKAI AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD. (Hereinafter “ANKAI”) to realize transportation of people and luggage using Autonomous Driving technology.
We have already developed the small EV bus vehicle based RoboCar® Mini EV Bus for the "Demonstration experiment on Autonomous Driving within the airport restricted area" operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The demonstration was carried out in the Chubu International Airport during this year March.
Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd., a Chinese automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Hefei, Anhui which specializes in the production of buses and coaches has started development of EV buses in 2004. By combining the technology, experience and knowledge of ANKAI as a bus manufacturer with the technology, experience and knowledge of ZMP as for the Autonomous Driving technology, it has become possible to provide an Autonomous bus for the Autonomous Driving of transport services and MaaS service development.
ZMP uses this Autonomous Driving bus, for example, a bus at a factory premises, a lamp bus at an airport, a bus in a theme park, a travel bus in a resort area, etc. First, we will provide support services focusing on projects aiming to commercialize Autonomous Driving MaaS on private land. We will support the implementation of services for social implementation, based on the know-how accumulated by ZMP in many Autonomous Driving development and implementation projects, for companies aiming to realize services for personnel transportation and luggage transportation.
The partnership will be jointly announced with ANKAI in ZMP World 2019, which will be held from July 23 to July 26, 2019.
Day 1: July 23rd (Tuesday)
・ Declaration of strategic alliance with Chinese car makers from 12:00 to 12:30
ANHUI ANKAI AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD.
Mr. CHEN SHUNDONG, Director of Ankai R & D Center
Toru Ichihashi General Manager, Director of Business, ZMP Inc.
[RoboCar® related products]
Autonomous Driving Small EV Bus RoboCar® Mini EV Bus
【How to apply】
Please apply from the following application page.
Application page URL: https://www.zmp.co.jp/products/zmpworld2019/yoyaku
[ZMP World 2019 held summary]
Theme: "From R & D to mass production -Robolution by ZMP-"
Date and Time: From July 23rd (Tuesday) to July 26th (Friday) from 10:00 to 18:00
Venue: Bellesalle Iidabashi First (Tokyo Bunkyo-ku Kouraku 2-6-1 Sumitomo Iidabashi First tower-B1F)
Participation fee: Free (Separate fee is charged for reception)
Special page: https://www.zmp.co.jp/products/zmpworld2019
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