Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.
Demonstration experiment of self-driving bus will be conducted in Otsu City!
Otsu City (Mayor: Kenji Sato), Keihan Bus Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minami-ku, Kyoto, President: Kazuya Suzuki), Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka, President: Yoshihiro Hirakawa), Advanced Mobility Co., Ltd. Company (Headquarters: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, President: Keiji Aoki), BIPROGY Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, President: Akiyoshi Hiraoka), Nippon Paint Industrial Coatings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Higashi
Shinagawa-ku, Kyoto, President: Ken Shioya) will jointly utilize the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s 2021 regional public transportation securing, maintenance and improvement project subsidy (autonomous driving demonstration project) to conduct a demonstration experiment of an autonomous driving bus. To do. This demonstration experiment will be conducted for the purpose of securing means of transportation for aging residents and enhancing secondary transportation for tourists, and will be conducted from December 10, 2022 (Sat) to February 28, 2023 (Tuesday). , small diesel buses equipped with self-driving devices, and small electric buses. In addition, from December 13, 2022 (Tuesday) to February 28, 2023 (Tuesday), the Otsu City self-driving Keihan Bus will be launched with the aim of promoting the use of self-driving buses and improving the ease of getting around Otsu City. We provide Otsu city ticket app. This app provides a digital ticket service for self-driving bus one-way tickets / Keihan Bus Otsu City 1-day free ticket, and distributes digital coupons / local event information in cooperation with local stores.
Small diesel self-driving bus
Outline of self-driving bus
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel – Lake Biwa Hotel – JR Otsu Station [Operating period and vehicle]
1. Operates daily from Saturday, December 10, 2022 to Saturday, February 4, 2023 Small diesel self-driving bus (Fee: One-way Adult 210 yen Child 110 yen) Commuter pass, IC card, etc. available
2. Operates every day from February 8 (Wednesday) to February 28 (Tuesday), 2023 Small electric self-driving bus (free)
* Small diesel self-driving buses or small electric self-driving buses may be operated by regular buses due to circumstances.
Main technical verification and division of roles
・Oversight and coordination of stakeholders: Otsu City
・Operation of self-driving buses: Keihan Bus Co., Ltd.
・Provision of self-driving buses: Advanced Mobility Co., Ltd. ・Collaboration with railroad crossings: Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. ・Provision of target line paint: Nippon Paint Industrial Coatings Co., Ltd. ・ Provision of tour promotion app: BIPROGY Co., Ltd.
“Target Line Paint” is a special paint developed by Nippon Paint Industrial Coatings Co., Ltd. that can be recognized by LiDAR (autonomous driving sensor), and it is possible to develop
infrastructure for autonomous driving just by painting it on the driving route. . As a result, introduction and maintenance costs can be expected to be reduced, and even in places where GPS is difficult to reach due to forests, buildings, etc., the painted paint is recognized to support driving. In addition, since the color easily blends with the asphalt visually, it is difficult to misidentify it as a road marking, and safety is also taken into consideration. [Image 2
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