Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month

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Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month Infiniti Cloud Solutions News |

Nissan Motor and DeNA announced today that the field tests of Easy Ride, the autonomous taxi service they developed together, will begin next month in Japan. This means that Nissan and DeNA are now among Uber, Lyft, GM, Didi Chuxing and other pioneer companies in autonomous taxi pilots, with the aim of launching commercially in the coming years.
DeNA is an online services company based in Tokyo that is probably best known outside Japan for a partnership with Nintendo that has produced mobile games such as "Fire Emblem Heroes". Its other services, however, cover a wide range of verticals, including e-commerce, entertainment, health, social networks and automotive technology. Two years ago, DeNA launched its first production vehicles with the French autonomous vehicle company EasyMile, which are used to provide a driverless transport service called Robot Shuttle in Japanese cities.
The first Easy Ride field test will start on March 5 in Yokohama, the city south of Tokyo where Nissan's headquarters are located. Their autonomous taxis, which companies call "theft vehicles," will take passengers along a 4.5-kilometer route between the Yokohama World Porters shopping mall and the Nissan corporate complex. During the trip, passengers can try the Easy Ride concierge functions using a mobile application to request suggestions on local tourist destinations, which are then displayed on the screen of a tablet in the car, with coupons available for download. A remote monitoring center will monitor the cars during the field test and passengers will be asked after their trip to complete a survey about their experiences and how much they would be willing to pay for Easy Ride when it is launched.
Nissan is one of the many Japanese car manufacturers that want to have autonomous vehicles on the road for the beginning of the next decade, motivated by the aging of the country's population, which needs more transportation options, and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he wants vehicles that drive autonomously to help with transportation during games and also serve as a showcase for Japan's technological and manufacturing skills. The government is currently in the process of developing laws to make the test and marketing process of autonomous vehicle systems more efficient.
Nissan and DeNA say they plan to launch the full Easy Ride service in the early 2020s, after a limited launch. The field tests will be used to "develop service designs for driverless environments, expanded service routes, vehicle distribution logic, collection / return processes and multilingual support," the companies said in a statement.
The taxi industry in major Japanese cities such as Tokyo is highly regulated and taxi drivers must have special licenses, so companies should focus on other services instead of sharing the trip. For example, earlier this week, Sony announced that it will launch a taxi-based call application based on artificial intelligence, while Uber executive director Dara Khosrowshahi said the company wants to form partnerships with taxi companies to breathe new life. to his Japanese expansion strategy.

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