Apr 21, 2022 17:35 JST

Source: Honda Motor Co, Ltd

Honda Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Teito Motor Transportation and kokusai motorcars as Part of Aim to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service in Central Tokyo

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Apr 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Mobility Solutions Co., Ltd. (HMS), a Honda subsidiary for mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two transportation (e.g. taxi and limousine) service providers in Japan, namely Teito Motor Transportation Co., Ltd. (Teito) and kokusai motorcars Co., Ltd. (km Group) to engage in specific discussions about the future of MaaS business in Japan. With an aim to launch an autonomous vehicle mobility service in central Tokyo in the mid-2020s, HMS will study and discuss various matters with the two companies including relevant laws and regulations, service designs and a division of roles and responsibilities among collaborating partners.

Future image of Cruise Origin in Japan
 


Honda is aiming to roll out its MaaS service in Japan in the mid-2020s using the Cruise Origin, a vehicle Cruise, General Motors and Honda are jointly developing exclusively for use in an autonomous vehicle mobility service.

HMS is responsible for such Honda MaaS business operations in Japan and strives to offer new on-demand driverless mobility services to resolve various traffic/transportation-related issues in urban areas, offering new forms of convenience and new value for its customers and society. To this end, based on the MoU, HMS will join forces with Teito and km Group to explore how autonomous vehicle mobility services can be offered as safe, convenient and comfortable services customers can use with peace of mind.

Preparing for the start of service in central Tokyo, Honda and HMS will continue to strengthen coordination and collaboration with all stakeholders including transportation service providers and local municipalities while also planning to conduct various testing programs including the testing of autonomous driving technologies.

Source: Honda Motor Co, Ltd
Sectors: Automotive, EVs, Transportation

Copyright ©2024 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release


Honda Presents World Premiere of Production Model of "CR-V e:FCEV" at H2 & FC EXPO Tokyo
March 01 2024 20:30 JST
 
HRC Enters CR ELECTRIC PROTO in International Electric Moto Racing Series
February 02 2024 18:13 JST
 
Honda to Make Organizational Changes (Effective April 1, 2024) to Further Accelerate the Transformation toward Electrification Business
January 22 2024 18:15 JST
 
Honda: Ricky Brabec Claims Second Victory at Dakar Rally 2024
January 22 2024 10:10 JST
 
Honda 2024 Motorsports Program Overview
January 19 2024 13:46 JST
 
Honda Begins Production of All-new BF350 Large-size Outboard Motor Equipped with V8 350-Horsepower Engine
January 15 2024 08:00 JST
 
Honda Presents World Premiere of the "Honda 0 Series" Represented by Two New Global EV Concept Models at CES 2024
January 10 2024 12:04 JST
 
Honda, Tokuyama, and Mitsubishi Corporation to Conduct Joint Demonstration of Decarbonizing Data Center Using By-product Hydrogen and Stationary Fuel Cell Power Station designed to Reuse Fuel Cell Systems from FCEVs
December 25 2023 11:08 JST
 
Isuzu, Honda Begin Demonstration Testing Today of Fuel Cell-Powered Heavy-duty Truck on Public Roads in Japan
December 25 2023 10:24 JST
 
Honda to Begin Sales of New WR-V SUV in Japan
December 22 2023 13:11 JST
 
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release


More Latest Release >>