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Our Vision

ZMP is pursuing technology development and demonstration experiments to draw a society in which future Autonomous driving has been put into practical use. The following is a concept movie,`HOTARU(Fire Fly) 2014` of society in which Autonomous driving that we draw is realized.
ZMP aims not only in Autonomous cars but also a world where all the machines are automated.Presently we aim for the service-oriented which aims toward the Autonomous driving of level 4 or more and have tackled development.

Recognition, Decision, Operation - Developing the “Eyes and Brain” necessary for Autonomous driving and mobility

ZMP develops its own "brain" that governs judgment that "eyes" are responsible for cognition. Stereo cameras are developed by us from pre-processing such as synchronization / parallelization / distortion correction, distance detection from parallax, object detection, etc. using high sensitivity CMOS imager. Unlike ADAS on expressway, in urban area traveling, complicated recognition such as responding to unexpected situations such as surrounding cars, pedestrians, bicycles and motorbikes and sudden jumping out of the shade of a car is required. Other transit, pedestrians, etc., various recognition and prediction that utilize AI and deep learning technology are necessary.

Automatic taxi service demonstration experiment

ZMP started the demonstration experiment of Autonomous driving in the public roads of Aichi prefecture in 2014 and later we started to experiment in the busiest roads of Tokyo. We developed and verified functions such as lane change and intersection right / left turns in traffic environment of Odaiba etc. where traffic volume is very high. At the end of 2017, we carried out a public road Autonomous driving demonstration experiment with the driver not in the driver's seat. Also, we got featured in various media and articles and in August 2018 we demonstrated the world's first Automatic driving taxi, driving from Tokyo Station (Otemachi) to Roppongi using more than 90% of Autonomous driving functionality. We received the customer’s comments as "safe and secure ride". In ZMP, we will verify the acceptability of Autonomous driving to society and the feasibility of service while enabling society to accept cars at Autonomous driving. We will accelerate technology development toward realization of Auto taxi in 2020.

Realization of Japan's first Autonomous driving service

In recent years, there are various news on the development of Autonomous driving that moves politics and economics in the US and Europe. ZMP is a Japanese company and is working on development aiming to realize Autonomous driving service.

In addition, the Government and Ministries and Agencies has encouraged to conduct activities to facilitate the development of Autonomous driving.In a society where fully Autonomous driving has been realized it is true that there are various problems such as responsibility problems at the time of accident and insurance problems. In response to these challenges,we would like to create an environment where new technologies can be accepted by society by encouraging themselves to lead the way ahead.

In addition, the technology developed with ZMP feeds back its knowledge to various products to be utilized in the development within the industry as well as car manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, electric manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sony. Our RoboCar series vehicles and other products are used for research and various development by many institutions, universities and research institutes.


Our services and products​ ​

ZMP has been working on technology development and service development utilizing Autonomous driving , the following are few products.
For details please check each page.
MaaS
Autonomous driving utilization service
Support for providing mobility system utilizing Autonomous driving
Autonomous driving vehicle​ ​
RoboCar SUV
Commercially available SUV vehicle based Autonomous driving vehicle development platform
CarriRo
Logistics support service
 CarriRo(キャリロ)
Enable Autonomous moving and logistical efficiency using carriage robot
Delivery robot
 CarriRo Deli
Provide last one mile solution with delivery robot

We are looking for members to promote practical application of Autonomous driving !
Why do not you work together while giving impact to society?

​ ​Basic information on Autonomous driving / ADAS

Basic information about Autonomous driving / ADAS technology, Efforts of each company, Development elements of Autonomous driving / ADAS etc. are mentioned below.

Autonomous driving
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Information on Autonomous driving is summarized
ADAS(先進運転支援システム) について
ADAS (about Advanced driving Support System)
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Information on Advanced driving support system (ADAS) is summarized
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