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Fujitsu Commences Operation of Hydrogen Station Data Management Service to Promote the Spread of Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Kicking off with Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car, will continue to develop the service

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, December 15, 2014

Fujitsu today announced the launch of a hydrogen station data management service, the first in Japan, enabling people to access real-time information on the location and hours of operation of hydrogen stations, which supply hydrogen to fuel-cell vehicles. Operation of the service is available to car makers starting today.

This service provides a system for the integrated management of hydrogen station information based on the platform of FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution SPATIOWL, a cloud service that uses location information. With the cooperation of registered hydrogen suppliers, fuel-cell vehicle users can be provided with useful information about the locations and hours of operation of both fixed and mobile hydrogen stations via their car-navigation systems, smartphones, or other devices. This service will help people with fuel-cell vehicles drive with greater peace of mind and contribute to a greater level of convenience with fuel-cell vehicles, encouraging their broader use.

Fujitsu is offering this service in tandem with the launch of the Mirai, the fuel-cell car from Toyota Motor Corporation.

To meet the needs of drivers, Fujitsu plans to continue developing the service to in line with the needs of car makers and hydrogen suppliers, and aims to make driving fuel-cell vehicles and using hydrogen stations more convenient and wide-spread.

Background

Amid a growing need to protect the environment, such as by reducing air pollution and addressing global warming, fuel-cell vehicles, which use hydrogen as a fuel, are gaining considerable attention as they raise the prospect of a future with zero carbon dioxide emissions. Accordingly, to supply hydrogen, it is envisioned that there will be growing demand for hydrogen stations, both in Japan and around the world.

Two types of hydrogen stations are expected: fixed locations or mobile units. Conveying the information on the location of these stations and their hours of operation, both managed in an integrated form, enables convenience for the user.

Fujitsu has developed Japan's first system for managing information on hydrogen stations, and is commencing operation of this service with the launch of the Mirai, the new fuel-cell vehicle from Toyota.

Service Overview

This service uses the SPATIOWL platform to integrate information on the location of hydrogen stations and operating hours input by registered hydrogen suppliers. Information on the hydrogen stations is then transmitted in real time by car companies, through their data centers, to the car navigation systems and smartphones of fuel-cell vehicle users.

Customer Case Study: Toyota Motor Corporation

For its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, which goes on sale today, Toyota is providing a special application, Hydrogen Station List, for the navigation system included in its T-Connect Data Communication Module (DCM) package, as well as a "Pocket Mirai" smartphone application.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 15 December, 2014
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited