Mobility Research Center

A paradigm shift in mobility led by technological innovation related to information and communication is required in developed countries that are rapidly transitioning to aging societies, and also developing countries where traffic problems and environmental degradation are in progress. For example, while personal mobility devices, which have been studied from a viewpoint of efficiency in people’s travel behavior, require a combination of sensing, automatic control and robot technologies based on information and communication technology, it is also important to investigate a system for distributing such devices throughout society with consideration for building a complementary relationship between existing transportation options such as cars and next-generation mobility vehicles. The center conducts research, development and dissemination of new technologies for realizing mobility innovation for the future by closely combining and integrating the information system, the control system and the social system.