"As our population ages and the birthrate falls, maintaining the public transport required to support our residents’ daily lives has become a major challenge for us. The island’s residents need the new approaches to transport and distribution made possible by advanced ICT."

Yukinori Takata, Mayor of Osakikamijima
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Osakikamijima, Hiroshima Prefecture

Pick- up and drop-off transport service for residents

Customer

Osakikamijima is located near the center of the Inland Sea of Japan and is the only remote island in Hiroshima prefecture.

Challenge

Osakikamijima has a decreasing population and is facing the risk of losing its public transport network. A growing number of its residents have difficulty driving their own cars due to ageing. A new means of transport network and to support daily lives.

Solution

  • Pick- up and drop-off service, using self driving vehicles, combining on-demand traffic and self-driving technology, also enabling users to make reservations by phone or online
  • Delivery service using self-driving vehicles arranged by the providers of home delivery items, based on orders placed by residents

Outcomes

  • In light of the experience gained from the initial pilot activities, Fujitsu is now expanding the demonstration, introducing more applications and partners in order to realize a monthly as a service (Maas) solution that support people´s lives on remote islands
  • In addition to addressing the transport challenge, Fujitsu will continue its ongoing collaboration wiht the town to explore how ICT can help solve wider problems facing remote communities

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