ZMP is pursuing technology development and demonstration test aiming at realization of unmanned Autonomous travelling taxi "Auto Taxi®" in 2020.
The Auto Taxi is equipped with sensors such as cameras and lasers and an Autonomous Driving computer IZAC® on an automated driving vehicle RoboCar® MiniVan based on a commercially available hybrid minivan, always keeping track of other surrounding cars and pedestrians. It can grasp and run safely and smoothly even in complex environment of public roads.
We started demonstration test of Autonomous Driving in the state of Aichi prefecture public road in 2014. Now,we develop and verify functions such as lane change and intersection right / left turns in the traffic environment of Odaiba, Roppongi, Otemachi etc.
Through various demonstration tests and technological development, it is possible to control right and left turns at large intersections, lane change, signal detection, travel control such as stopping at a taxi pool, reservation system required for taxi / dispatch service, traveling vehicle management system.