T2 Co., Ltd. Launch of “T2 Co., Ltd.” Aiming to provide highway transportation services using self-driving trucks

T2 Co., Ltd.
Launched “T2 Co., Ltd.” aiming to provide highway transportation services using self-driving trucks
Building social infrastructure that utilizes self-driving technology and supporting Japan’s logistics system

T2 Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, CEO: Masaki Shimomura, hereinafter “T2”) has started with the aim of providing trunk transportation services using Level 4 automated driving trucks.
Preferred Networks Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Toru Nishikawa; hereinafter referred to as “PFN”) provided technology for T2, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO : Kenichi Hori, hereinafter referred to as “Mitsui & Co.”).

■ Background of establishment
In recent years, it is expected that the shortage of drivers in long-distance transportation will become more serious due to stricter employment regulations such as the 2024 problem and increased logistics demand. In addition, discussions on autonomous driving have become active this year, including the issuance of a revision of the Road Traffic Act that incorporates a system for permitting driving on public roads for Level 4 automated driving, which is fully automated driving under specific conditions. I’m here.
T2 aims to support the future of logistics in Japan by taking on the challenge of a trunk transportation service business that utilizes self-driving technology. The initial service section is assumed to be between Tokyo and Osaka, and we are currently promoting business development while referring to the government roadmap. In the future, we plan to conduct public road demonstrations using trucks.
So far, based on Mitsui’s business conception capabilities, PFN’s AI technology such as deep learning has been used to conduct
demonstration experiments.
In the future, both companies will continue to provide support and aim to consolidate technical capabilities and know-how into T2.
■ T2 Overview
Company name: T2 Co., Ltd.
URL: https://t2.auto
Capital: 2.5 billion yen
Investment ratio: Mitsui & Co. 80%, PFN 20%
Representative: Masaki Shimomura, Representative Director and CEO Location: Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture
Date of establishment: August 30, 2022
Business description: Development of autonomous driving system, trunk transportation service business using level 4 autonomous driving trucks
Related service business associated with trunk transportation        Other related service business

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