23 December 2017
AUTONOM SHUTTLE IN THE STREETS OF TOKYO
SB Drive and Mitsubishi Estate demoed NAVYA’s AUTONOM SHUTTLE on public roads in the Marunouchi district during the Christmas period. Two AUTONOM SHUTTLES operated within this district to transport journalists, professionals and curious.
2 AUTONOM SHUTTLES DEMOED IN TOKYO
Two AUTONOM SHUTTLES operated in the Marunouchi district in Tokyo on December 22th, 2017. This venue was chosen as a test site, where high-rise office buildings are located.
SB Drive, a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., is an entity created in 2016 to develop autonomous vehicle technology for public transport. SB Drive conducts social trials of self-driving technologies.
A VERY FIRST IN TOKYO
It was the first time that an autonomous vehicle was in service on public roads in Tokyo.
AUTONOM SHUTTLE had already been trialled in the Shiba Park in Tokyo from July 18 to July 23, 2017. This event had attracted more than 800 people in 5 days.
“Opportunities for collaboration with the government are also increasing with the use of the latest technology for building social infrastructure” Mr. Yasuyuki Imai, vice president and COO of Softbank
Watch AUTONOM SHUTTLE operating in the streets of Tokyo: