Automated logistics for Ibaraki farm produce
Ibaraki prefecture, just to the North East of Tokyo facing the Pacific Ocean, is well known for the Tsukuba Science Center as well hosting the headquarters of Hitachi, the Japanese electronics giant. Through its interconnectedness with neighbouring Tokyo, Saitama and Chiba prefectures, the southern part of the prefecture has defied the population decline seen in […]
Tochigi: LRT, roadside stations and retrofitting
Tochigi prefecture has announced details about automated driving tests to take place around its Nishikata “roadside station”. According to an article in the Shimotsuke Online News, the tests will take place from Sep 3 to Sep 9, in a short 1.5km loop around the roadside station with four stops along the way. The vehicle platform […]
Automated driving and microEV mobility in rural Saitama
Just to the northwest of Tokyo is the prefecture of Saitama, conveniently connected by multiple lines of public transport into Tokyo, and where a good portion of Tokyo’s working population calls home. Rural Saitama was where I was for two months during my very first trip to Japan in the summer of 1996, staying at […]
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