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The performance of platoon trucks

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※Reference, metichannel

On 22nd February 2021, the demonstration test was carried out that Platooning followed by 2 Non-Driver trucks has run safely between Enshu-Morimachi PA and Hamamatsu PA on TOMEI highway. The whole project has been managed by both Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
This platooning technology enable 2 driverless trucks (an experienced person seated on passenger seat) to automatically follow the trajectory of the lead truck with constantly maintaining around 9-meter distance between trucks at the speed of 80km/h.
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※Reference, Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Advanced Smart Mobility Co. Ltd. have participated in the field operation test for the platoon trucks demonstration in “2019-2020 Research and Development/Demonstration Project for Implementation of an Advanced Autonomous Driving System” of METI and MLIT.

※Reference, Toyota Tsusho Corp.

In Jan 2019 and Feb 2019, we got the subcontract with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, to perform the platoon trucks demonstration (drivers were also on follow-on trucks) in New Tomei Highway (Hamamatsu SA to Enshu Morimachi PA).
The system will be release to the public in 2022 at the earliest.

The performance of autonomous driving bus

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Yokohama, Kanagawa

Advanced Smart Mobility Co. Ltd. has participated in the field operation test conducted in February and March 2021 by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology that has been entrusted by METI and MLIT.
In this field operation test, the commercial feasibility and business environment of autonomous driving bus has been verified. In addition to the evaluation for its state-of-the-art technology, the possibility as practicable transportation within the area has been carefully studied.

Haneda airport

【Tests to use Autonomous Bus to Transport Employees at Haneda Airport】
In collaboration with Advanced Smart Mobility, the tests have been conducted from February 1-12 at Tokyo Haneda Airport for furthering the innovation in autonomous technologies for a prototype driverless bus, which took place in the restricted area of the airport where aircraft and cargo vehicles are located.
Please see the video.

Haneda airport (Restricted area)

Haneda airport (Restricted area)

Haneda airport (Press release)

Haneda airport (Press release)

In Jan 2019, we collaborated with Aichi Steel Corp., SB Drive Corp., All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., NIPPO, NEC Corp., 5 companies to perform a demonstration in the restricted area of Haneda airport.
This demonstration is Japan’s first trial to run in the restricted area of the airport playing the shuttle bus roll. Our company provided the autonomous driving techniques and exactly operated the demonstration.

Kure, Hiroshima

In January 2021, Advanced Smart Mobility Co. Ltd. have participated in the project called Transportation Test for the introduction of next-generation mobility, conducted by Kure-City, Hiroshima.
Kure-City is promoting the improvement of the environment for introduction by continuing to work on demonstration experiments with a view to introducing next-generation mobility such as autonomous driving vehicles. In this field operation test, the bus with our autonomous driving systems has run on circular route between Kure City Hall and Kure Station.

Otsu, Shiga

In July 2020, Advanced Smart Mobility Co. Ltd. have participated in the project titled “Research and Development/Demonstration Project for Implementation of an Advanced Autonomous Driving System and MaaS” of AIST. In this field operation test, the commercial feasibility and practicability of mid-sized buses with autonomous driving systems will be verified. Along with the review of autonomous driving technology in various environments, the evaluation will be conducted not only for improvement of the safety and efficiency, but also for the cooperation technology with infrastructure such as traffic signals. The service technology in the various scenes of autonomous driving bus, and the acceptability of users and its business feasibility will be carefully studied through the project.
Otsu-City News Release:
https://www.city.otsu.lg.jp/kanko/event/35122.html
Special Thanks To: Keihan Bus Co.,Ltd., Biwako Hotel, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Hokkaido

In May 2019 to June 2019, we performed a demonstration in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido for 35 days. During this demonstration, we firstly tried to charge the passengers.
This demonstration is a part of Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program by Cabinet Office.

Ibaraki Pref.

ひたちBRT

Hitachi BRT

On Oct 2018, for the subcontract with AIST, we started the demonstration named “The Evaluation of Life-mile autonomous driving” in remained area named “Hitachi BRT” of Hitachi Electric Railway, which is no longer in service.

Kanagawa Pref.

Enoshima

Enoshima

On Sept 2018, with the corporation of Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Enoshima Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Kanagawa Prefecture, SB Drive Corp, the demonstration on public road was performed. This is Japan’s first demonstration held in high population density area.

Fukuoka Pref.

Fukuoka airport (ITSAP)

Fukuoka airport (ITSAP)

In May 2018, we performed the demonstration in Fukuoka airport (Hakata-ku Fukuoka City) as a part of “The 16th ITS Asia Pacific Forum (2018 Fukuoka)”.

Tochigi Pref.

The Nishitaka road station (ceremony)

The Nishitaka road station (ceremony)

The start ceremony of the project “Demonstration of Autonomous Driving Service in Road Stations” was held in the Nishitaka road station on Sept 2, 2017. We also presented the ceremony.

Okinawa Pref.

Nanjo City

Nanjo City

Ishigaki City

Ishigaki City

Ginowan City

Ginowan City

From Mar 2017 to Dec 2017, as a part of Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program by Cabinet Office (SIP), we performed autonomous driving demonstrations in Nanjo City (Mar ~ Api), Ishigaki City (June ~ July), Ginowan City and Kitanakagusuku (Oct ~ Dec). This is Japan’s first demonstration carried out in public road.
In the demonstration in Ishigaki City, we invited local citizens and tourists as test passengers, which is the first step of public road demonstration.

Summary of demonstrations

We have achieved 10,000 km run and 9,000 passengers since we start the demonstrations, as of the end of March 2020.
We will pay full effort to invite passengers to test the system and let the system come true as soon as possible.
It may be tomorrow that our bus will perform a demonstration in your area.

Summary of demonstrations