Approaches to Technologies and MaaS for the Era of Autonomous Driving

From the 2019 Japan Society of Automotive Engineers Spring Congress



 At the 2019 JSAE annual Spring Congress (Date: May 22-24, 2019, Venue: Pacifico Yokohama convention center), a number of sessions presented approaches to technologies for the era of autonomous driving.

 This report presents a collection of excerpts and summaries from the three technical session programs held on MaaS and Business as well as technical session themes related to autonomous driving.

Main Titles Program Presenter
SIP Phase 1 Outcomes of Research and Development on Autonomous Driving Systems
Evaluation of driver states in automated driving and large-scale field testing National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Information Security: Development of Vehicle Security Evaluation Methods PwC Japan
Change Detection and Automated Mapping for Dynamic Maps Mitsubishi Electric
Pedestrian Accident Reduction: Development of Safety Support System using P2V Communication Technology Panasonic

The Leading Edge Technology and Activity of Image Information Applications

Utilization of Drive Recorders in Road Transport Vehicles Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Activities of the Drive-Recorder Consortium: Recommended Guidelines and Product Testing

Drive-Recorder Consortium

Accident reduction using drive recorders powered by artificial intelligence Nauto Japan
Application of drive recorders for insurance services: Drive Agent Personal Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Cars that Think and Communicate:  Beyond Autonomous Driving, Segment II
The future of Mobility Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD)
Navitime Japan's MaaS Strategy Navitime Japan
The characteristics and solutions for edge computing platforms in the era of autonomous driving NSITEXE


 Compared to previous JSAE events on autonomous driving related technologies that focused on sensing and autonomous driving systems, this year’s forum consisted of more sessions that dealt with the peripheral technologies associated with the future era of autonomous driving such as data analysis, information security, and approaches to mobility societies.

 Among these trends, the environment surrounding drive recorders has changed dramatically, and while drive recorder products have been networked and are powered by AI, the number of companies aiming to establish businesses utilizing these devices is also increasing. The drive recorder market has grown rapidly, expanding from a product that initially had strong entertainment qualities into a product today with a variety of applications, such as safety equipment and a market positioning as a key device to enable Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions. Along with this, a new category of on-board equipment called DMS (Drive and Driver Monitoring Systems) has emerged as a video device embedded with advanced technologies such as the introduction of internet connectivity and AI technology.


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