World’s first MaaS demonstration experiment from airport to Marunouchi stores using Autonomous Driving Taxi and Autonomous Personal Mobility. We start reservation for foreigners (including foreign nationals) today.
- The demonstration experiment of transport service to provide the last mile journey from airport -
The seven companies of us - Airport Transport Service Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Airport Transport Service), Tokyo City Air Terminal Co., Ltd. (T-CAT), Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Nihon Kotsu), HINOMARU KOTSU Co., Ltd. (HINOMARU KOTSU), MITSUBISHI ESTATE Co., Ltd. (MITSUBISHI ESTATE), JTB Corp. (JTB), and ZMP Inc. (ZMP) announced MaaS (Mobility as a Service) experiment of urban transportation infrastructure connecting with Airport limousine bus, Autonomous Driving taxi and Autonomous Personal mobility on October 9th.
We start reservation for foreigners (including foreign nationals) for this demonstration today, December 2nd.
Our demonstration experiement is supported from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Project “Project on Business Model Construction Utilizing Autonomous Driving Technology”※.
Period of the experiment: From January 20th (Mon) to February 1st (Sat) 2020.
We launch exclusive site for the demonstration experiment today, December 2nd 2019.
See the following URL: https://www.zmp.co.jp/event/zmp-maas2019/foreign-visitors
By combining services of airport bus starting from Narita or Haneda airport to Tokyo City Air Terminal, Autonomous Driving taxi, and Autonomous Personal mobility, we hope to realize smooth transportation from the airport to the stores in Marunouchi area which is in the city center. The area to be covered by Autonomous Driving taxi is planned to be approximately 3 km connecting Tokyo City Air Terminal (in Chuo-ku, Tokyo) and Marunouchi Park Building (in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) and to be operated by Tokyo based major taxi companies, Nihon Kotsu and HINOMARU KOTSU. We’ll verify the commercialization of JTB new travel service of MaaS, combined services of Airport limousine bus and Autonomous Driving taxi. We’ll also have a demonstration of Autonomous Personal mobility around MITSUBISHI ESTATE’ Marunouchi Park Building and Marunouchi Naka-Dori Street in the Tokyo Station area. It is the world's first cooperation service using Airport bus, Autonomous Taxi and Autonomous Personal mobility.
Overseas tourists are increasing in Tokyo and we are facing the issue of taxi driver shortage. We want to gather feedback from Japanese nationals and foreigners, so we plan to investigate business, technology and social acceptance of Autonomous Driving technology and MaaS to solve these issues.
For Japanese: https://www.zmp.co.jp/event/zmp-maas2019/
※ Tokyo metropolitan government press release (Japanese): http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/tosei/hodohappyo/press/2019/06/06/01.html
Overview of demonstration experiment (planned)
MaaS experiment of Airport limousine bus and Autonomous Driving taxi
From January 20th (Mon) to February 1st (Sat), 2020. From 10:00 to 17:00
MaaS experiment of Airport limousine bus, Autonomous Driving taxi and Autonomous Personal mobility
From January 20th (Mon) to January 24nd (Fri), 2020. From 11:00 to 15:00.
*The services may cancel according to weather and traffic condition.*The schedule and the service content may change. Please confirm the latest information in the following
URL : https://www.zmp.co.jp/event/zmp-maas2019/foreign-visitors
Autonomous Driving taxi operation route
Between Marunouchi Park Building (in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) and Tokyo City Air Terminal (in Chuo-ku, Tokyo). Approximately 3 km.
Autonomous Driving taxi vehicle
MiniVan (ZMP RoboCar® MiniVan), 2 vehicles
Autonomous Personal mobility operation route
In a limited area of Marunouchi Park Building site and Marunouchi Naka-Dori Street (sidewalk), in the Tokyo Station area.
Autonomous Personal mobility
Autonomous Personal mobility (ZMP Robocar® Walk)
Airport Transport Service Co., Ltd., Tokyo City Air Terminal Co., Ltd., Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd., HINOMARU KOTSU Co., Ltd., MITSUBISHI ESTATE Co., Ltd., JTB Corp., ZMP Inc.
Narita airport arrival/departure travel charge
Between Narita airport and Marunouchi Park Building:
3,800 JPY (tax included) per person
Haneda Airport arrival/departure travel charge
Between Haneda airport and Marunouchi Park Building:
1,600 JPY (tax included) per person
Autonomous Driving taxi fare
Between T-CAT and Marunouchi Park Building:Total 1,200 JPY (including 200 JPY as travel business handling charge） per taxi
Application period: From December 2nd 2019 to January 9th 2020, until 17:00.We may change the application period depending on the received number of applications.
How to use
On the usage date the person can get on Airport limousine bus, Autonomous Driving taxi, Autonomous Personal mobility by using a smartphone app.
*The passenger of Autonomous Driving taxi can reserve Autonomous Personal mobility (no charge). Because of limited number of Autonomous Personal mobility operation services, all passengers who can ride on Autonomous Driving taxi may not be able to get on Autonomous Personal mobility. Please be understanding of this beforehand.
*Autonomous Driving taxi will be operated autonomously such as turning, changing lanes and stopping. A safe driver operates depending on the traffic condition.
Outline of Autonomous Driving taxi and Autonomous Personal mobility
ZMP RoboCar® MiniVan
Autonomous Driving vehicle – several type of cameras and sensors are used to understand the surrounding environment and traffics so as to run a vehicle autonomously. All driving operations such as steering, accelerator, brakes are controled by a computer.
ZMP Robocar® Walk
Robocar® Walk is a newly introduced “Mobility Partner”, Autonomous Personal mobility. The passenger use tablet and autonomously move to the destination. It greets passing people with smile in friendly and original designs to realize the safe and smoothly coexisting with people by mutual concessions.
Each company role
Autonomous Driving taxi (development), Autonomous Personal mobility (development and operation): ZMP
Autonomous Driving taxi operation: Nihon Kotsu, HINOMARU KOTSU
Airport limousine bus operation: Airport Transport Service
Facility providing: MITSUBISHI ESTATE, T-CAT
Travel service in MaaS (trial and sales): JTB
Autonomos Driving taxi driving area
Source of reference: https://maps.gsi.go.jp/multil, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Modified by ZMP
【Press release article(updated 2019/12/19)】
Press Release PDF