A National Project in Japan: Innovation of Automated Driving for Universal Services

  • Hajime AmanoEmail author
  • Takahiko UchimuraEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


In 2014, the Japanese government initiated a research and development project on automated driving systems. Background, scope, focuses and expected outcome of the project are described in this paper. Deployment of the Intelligent Transport Systems has been actively promoted by the Japanese government in the past 20 years. Technological and operational platforms essential for automated driving systems were formulated as a result of collaboration among public agencies, industries and academia. Application of automated driving technologies is expected to contribute to overcome societal challenges, such as aging society, in addition to road traffic safety, efficiency and enhanced mobility.


Automated driving Dynamic map Cooperative system GNSS Human factors Active aging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ITS JapanTokyoJapan

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