Concluded a partnership agreement to introduce self-driving buses that connect two major transportation hubs in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture (Mayor: Katsuei Miyahashi), BOLDLY Co., Ltd. (Baudry, Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Yuki Saji), Tier Four Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Representative Director President: Kazuya Takeda), Aisan Technology Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture; President: Jun Kato) and Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President: Giichi Shirakawa) In line with the opening of Komatsu Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen scheduled for 6 years of Reiwa, in order to further improve access between JR Komatsu Station and Komatsu Airport, a partnership agreement centered on the social implementation of regular operation of self-driving buses. It was concluded on August 3, 2022.

Purpose of conclusion of the agreement

With the opening of Komatsu Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen in 2024, Komatsu City will grow into a hub city with Komatsu International Airport and Komatsu Shinkansen Station.

The “self-driving bus” that Komatsu City aims to implement in society will connect these two major transportation hubs comfortably and smoothly, improve the convenience of visitors, expand the flow of people into the city, and develop the entire region. We will play a role as a new-age transportation system that supports the

In the future, in working toward the implementation of future technology “automated driving”, we will promote business under a strong system through cooperation between Komatsu City and companies with Japan’s leading technology, know-how and achievements in various fields. This partnership agreement was concluded for the purpose of

Coordination matters

(1) Between JR Komatsu Station and Komatsu Airport, by 2024, autonomous driving level 2 or level 3 autonomous driving buses will start regular operation, and after 2025, autonomous driving level 4 will be in operation. Aiming to start regular operation of driving buses

(2) Practical use of new mobility services using self-driving buses

(3) Regarding information provision and public relations activities

(4) Other matters related to business necessary to achieve the purpose of the preceding article

Role of each person

Source: TIER IV,

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