Assessment of automated mini-bus operation in the Oku-Eigenji area in Japan

A.M. Boersma, B. van Arem, Frank Rieck

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This paper reports about a case study conducted as part of the STAD project in regards to a demonstration with an automated vehicle in Japan. The demonstration was conducted in November 2017 in the Oku-Eigenji area (Japan). The ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in collaboration with local government and local police authority organised and funded the demonstration. The goal of the demonstration was to introduce the people to the automated vehicle and to explore technical difficulties with the GPS signal in the mountainous area. Part of the route with low GPS signal was imbedded with MI sensor system magnetic markers. The MI sensor system proved to help the vehicle navigate in the area with low GPS signal. Surveys were conducted during the demonstration. In general the passengers are satisfied with the service the vehicle was providing and they would like to see permanent implementation of the vehicle in the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Intelligent Transport Systems - European Congress
Subtitle of host publicationBrainport, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 3-6 june 2019
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventITS European Congress Brainport Eindhoven: Fulfilling its promises - Evoluon congress centre, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Jun 20195 Jun 2019


ConferenceITS European Congress Brainport Eindhoven
Abbreviated titleITS 2019
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  • Automated driving
  • Autonomous Vehicle
  • Demonstration


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