Hyogo’s growing transportation deserts
Awaji City, population 45,000, is one of the main connecting points between the picturesque and vibrant town of Kobe with Shikoku, one of the four main islands comprising Japan. And while the flow of traffic continues unabated, especially with the fast bus services, many of these don’t stop in Awaji City making it difficult for […]
Theme park automated driving in Nagasaki
My memories of Nagasaki remain set in the fog and pouring rain of a dark December weekend back in 2000. Especially dark as I drove most of the day up from Miyazaki Prefecture where I was living to visit a friend in hospital there. I remember spending a long time driving around trying to find […]
Fukuoka: hyper-small villages and automated fruit transport
Short update for Fukuoka that new automated driving tests will begin on a 5km stretch of road between the citrus-picking area of Ichinoki, and the Ichikawa town hall representative office at the local “roadside station”. Location of the test: the small village of Miyama (population: 103). Period: from September 2nd through September 9th. I think […]
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