Smart Mobility City 2015 at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015
Toyota has made its ITS Connect, a safety system that enables vehicles to communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure, commercially available for the first time in the world. ITS Connect is a package featuring the following five key systems to aid safe driving. Toyota is introducing ITS Connect using on-stage demonstrations and panel displays.
Toyota has decided to start new trial project in January 2016 in the town of Motobu, Okinawa Prefecture, to make travel in tourist areas more efficient and convenient. The project will place COMS, a ultra-compact electric vehicle (EV), at lodging facilities and other sites to be used in a car-sharing service coordinated through a new tourism smartphone app. Toyota is introducing the project in detail and giving a demonstration of it at the motor show. Field tests have already been conducted in Grenoble, France, and Tokyo and Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture in Japan.
Test rides and field tests of the i-ROAD, a new concept in urban mobility, are happening in several locations as the technology moves closer to commercial release. Visitors can test ride the i-ROAD in this futuristic smart city. Anticipation for its commercial availability is rising as more people experience firsthand this next-generation style of transport.
Smart Mobility City 2015 is a theme project at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 where you can experience firsthand a next-generation smart city and cars equipped with the latest technologies as well as the ways people will interact with them. Automakers, ICT companies and many other companies and groups involved in the auto industry are setting up booths here. Toyota is showcasing its cooperative ITS technologies, the next-generation transport system Ha:mo, and the Toyota i-ROAD.
The ITS World Congress brings together ITS-related groups from around the world, including automakers as well as governments and research organizations from many countries, to announce their new technologies. Toyota attracted visitors’ attention by introducing its cooperative ITS technologies made commercially available for the first time in the world.
The i-ROAD is a new, ultra-compact electric vehicle with three wheels. This new vehicle type of vehicle from Toyota employs the latest technology to offer exhilarating and compact mobility for short-distance city driving. The i-ROAD is, like a conventional vehicle, ideal for personal mobility and equally suitable for sharing service in as part of a last-mile-mobility service.
Toyota envisions a "smart mobility society" that contributes to a low carbon society and is working to achieve this goal in four key sectors.
Toyota links people, vehicles and communities through new technology and new concepts to create a motorized society that is vastly more eco-friendly and enjoyable.
Toyota is progressively making these dreams come true.
Toyota, together with several partners, is participating in a three-year verification project involving ultra-compact EV car sharing in the city of Grenoble, France.
Through this project, urban mobility will become much smoother and traffic congestion will be alleviated.
Due to future increases in population, new mobility systems will become necessary.
The diversification of mobility methods is a factor in easing traffic congestion, and this is seen as contributing to the realization of a low carbon society.