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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.
You can see the video here.
※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.
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We have been participating in the field operation test project organized by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). An autonomous driving bus, which is equipped with an autonomous driving system developed by Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd. runs between Yanaizu Station and Rikuzen Yokoyama Station in Kesennuma Line BRT.
The project will be aiming to commercialize the autonomous bus transportation.
Within the restricted area and the logistic area of Chubu Centrair International Airport, Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd. has participated in the field operation test for actual business utilization to carry passengers and airport staff from 29th October - 3rd November 2021. A couple of buses, which are equipped with an autonomous driving system developed by Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd., ran on the determined route. (Driverless operation executed in some sections of the route)
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.
【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.
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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.
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.
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：
Special Thanks To: Keihan Bus Co.,Ltd., Biwako Hotel, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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)”.
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.
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.
We have achieved 32,000 km run and 18,000 passengers since we start the demonstrations, as of March 2022.
This means that it will be closer and closer to the day our autonomous driving buses are commercialized.
We have been paying full effort to develop the system and introducing it to society.
It may be tomorrow that our autonomous driving bus/truck will run in your area.