LogoAdvanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center),
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Introduction

Our center is the first research organization among universities in Japan for ITS with interfaculty collaboration, including civil/traffic, mechanical/control, and informa­tion/communication engieering, and others.

ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) has been introduced originally as a scheme for solving issues mainly on road traffic, including accidents and congestions, however, today, fields and technologies related to ITS have widely expanded. We regard ITS as "Innovations in technology and social/economic system that contribute safety, security, environment, efficiency, comfort, and convenience in mobility, where human, infrastructure, and vehicles are connected with informational communication".

Message from Director

OGUCHI, Takashi
OGUCHI, Takashi
Professor

received Dr. of Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1993. After working at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Metropolitan University, he transferred to this institute in 2011. He also serves as a leader of the Next Generation Urban Transport Working Group of SIP-adus (In­no­va­tion of Automated Driving for Universal Services, Cross-ministeral Strategic In­no­va­tion Promotion Program), Cabinet Office, Japan.

The Advanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center) of Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) was established in Apr. 2009 for the promotion of research and development of ITS related subjects, and the Center was reformed in Apr. 2019. The missions of the Center are defined as promotion of the R&D and implementation of the items listed below.

  1. Advanced transport system based on Automated Driving
  2. Design of social mobility using Big Data
  3. Integrated mobility design including road and railway public transportation

Collaborative activities are important for the research and development of ITS, which is an integration of related or various different research fields and cooperation with international and domestic universities and research institutions in addition to local and national governments. The Center continues to contribute for developing human resource for ITS, by holding Special Course for Working People, ITS Seminars, and lecture courses in the graduate school (Grad. School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The Univ. of Tokyo). It also promotes several collaborative research with Private and Public Sectors with cooperation of variations of research fields and social implementation experiences of the Center.

The Mobility Innovation Collaborative Research Organization (UTmobI), established in July 2018 led by ITS center of IIS with collaboration of three faculty and institutes in UTokyo, was enlarged including five faculties and institutions in UTokyo in July 2019. The Organization devotes to establish integrated systematic knowledge for the mobility-innovation.

Concept

History

Apr. 2003"Sustainable ITS," cooperative project among academia, industry, and the government, started in CCR, UTokyo.
Sep. 2004The 1st "Special Course for Working People" was held.
Mar. 2005Collaborative Research Center for Advanced Mobility* was established in IIS, UTokyo
Nov. 2006The 1st "UTokyo ITS Seminar" was held in Kochi City
Mar. 2008ITS-related research projects migrated to IIS due to the dissolution of CCR for reorganization
Apr. 2009Upgraded to Advanced Mobility Research Center* (official research center of IIS)
Apr. 2014The Second stage of ITS Center has started
Jul. 2018Mobility Innovation Collaborative Research Organization (UTmobI), the inter-faculty in-university research organization for mobility including ITS Center as a core, has started (Director of UTmobI: Prof. Suda).

* The abbreviation of our center is ITS Center for all cases.
CCR = Center for Collaborative Research, The University of Tokyo
IIS = Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Director
Mar. 2005 - Prof. IKEUCHI, Katsushi
Apr. 2009 - Prof. KUWAHARA, Masao
Apr. 2010 - Prof. SUDA, Yoshihiro
Apr. 2018 - Prof. OGUCHI, Takashi

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