• Tokyo Motor Show

    The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (Chairman: Hiroto Saikawa) will hold the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 for ten days from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5, 2017 (open to the public from Saturday, October 28) under the theme of “BEYOND THE MOTOR” at Tokyo Big Sight (Ariake, Koto-ku).

    Aisin Group will join in a total of 150 companies/organizations from ten countries gathering at Tokyo Big Sight for this comprehensive show that includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, carrozzeria, vehicle bodies, parts, machinery and tools, as well as automobile-related services. Volvo will return in the passenger car category and Harley-Davidson in the motorcycle category, while the Swedish commercial vehicle maker Scania will exhibit for the first time. At the Tokyo Big Sight venue, exhibit space will increase this year with the addition of East Halls 7 and 8.

    “TOKYO CONNECTED LAB 2017” is a new signature event of the Tokyo Motor Show. Three hands-on programs will provide easy understanding from the customer perspective, with opportunities to experience the social ties and new values spawned by future mobility society.
    In a large dome-shape 360-degree visual projection space where approximately 300 people can share an overview experience at once, we will execute an interactive exhibit of automated driving, car sharing, personal mobility, smart logistics, and other elements of the mobility society projected for the megacity of Tokyo in 2020 and beyond. Comments by visitors will also be reflected through a mobile app survey to create a dynamic visual experience.
    The second program will be a VR exhibit using a network-type VR system where about 30 people can experience a test ride in the same virtual space. In a situation similar to playing a game, they will sense the comfort and safety of cars that employ various connected technologies such as automated driving, vehicle-to-vehicle/road-to-vehicle/pedestrian-to-vehicle communication, and mobility services.
    Talk events will comprise the third program. We will create venues where business and trend leaders from the automobile industry as well as other industries and fields will discuss with visitors the reach and potential of a future mobility society. These will be streamed online as programs to disseminate information about future technologies.

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