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Automated driving for community transportation

In current Japan, it is becoming harder to maintain community transportation in suburb cities, because of aging of the total population, depopulation in suburb areas, and also driver shortage. We discuss an approach of introducing automated driving cars to solve the problem. As that kind of transportation system works in limited areas or routes like buses, the required automated driving technology is in level four, which gives the system high feasibility. Social experiments will also be discussed, which are needed to disseminate the system by building sustainable business models.

Moderator: Naoya Ota, Director,Center for Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation Systems, Gunma University, Japan
Speakers: Kazuhiro Muto, The Japan Research Institute, Japan
Speakers: David Cist, Geophy Vice President of Research and Development, Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. the United States