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September 7, 2020
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion

Two projects selected relating to building business models for autonomous vehicle technology
Projects to proceed in Nishi-Shinjuku and Higashi-Ikebukuro this year

Autonomous vehicle technology is of great significance as a growth strategy for Japan, and also has the potential to resolve some of the social challenges Tokyo faces.

As part of its efforts to further accelerate the practical application of autonomous driving technology, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is implementing a program to support self-driving technology businesses and transportation providers in developing business models that combine autonomous driving technology and other advanced information and communication technologies. The projects to be supported under the program this fiscal year have been selected as follows.

1 Program Overview

Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., a TMG-commissioned Program Promoter, publicly called for business model projects that combined self-driving technology and other advanced ICT technologies and selected outstanding projects through an external expert review. The selected projects will be rolled out in Tokyo with the support of the Program Promoter. Two-week field tests are scheduled to be conducted for each project.

Program Scheme

image of Program Scheme

  • High-level category
    For projects that deal with automatous vehicle technology or related business models at a high level. The projects do this through comparisons with existing results and the proactive use of advanced ICT technologies.
  • Early implementation category
    For projects that can be expected to be implemented at an early stage (typically within three years).

2 Selected projects

See here(PDF:276KB) (one project in the Nishi-Shinjuku area, one project in the Higashi-Ikebukuro area, for a total of two projects.)

3 Other

To find more about the “Project to Build Business Models for Autonomous Vehicle Technology,” please visit this website(External link). (The website is available in Japanese only.)

This press release is also available in other languages. (日本語English中文한국어)

Inquiries (assistance in Japanese only)
Special Zone Strategic Projects Promotion Section,
Strategic Projects Division,
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
Phone: 03-5388-2059