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Autonomous Vehicle Research Unit

Development of autonomous vehicles to be deployed on urban streets and the relevant applications to public transportation systems

Specialty:mobile robots information processing engineering control engineering, civil engineering traffic engineering

Keyword:autonomous vehicles intelligent robot recognition of behavioral environment information processing in real world motion planning public transportation

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SUGANUMA Naoki

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The Research Unit develops autonomous vehicles to be compatible with the driving conditions on urban roads. Among the Japanese Universities, this Unit experimentally conducted the first autonomous driving on public roads in February 24, 2015. Accordingly, many research streams are going-on simultaneously to investigate the capabilities, explore the problems and propose the optimal solutions. The corresponding achievements have allowed us to extensively discuss and cooperate with the local authorities for using autonomous driving technologies in transportation systems. The expected outcome is to increase the quality of human life by reducing traffic jams, allowing the sharing of mobility regardless to age and decreasing traffic accidents.