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.

Advanced Mobility Research Center of Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo was established in April 2009 for the promotion of research and development of ITS-related subjects. We aim to push the field of research as follows to a higher level.

  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 transport engineering, vehicle engineering, and information technology. The results of our research are being implemented in real world, for instance, in Kashiwa City and Nagasaki Prefecture. With the understanding of social needs, we are expanding further our research and development activities via international collaborations.

We are also contributing to the education, 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), with the aims to develop huma resource for ITS, to deploy ITS applications further in the society, and to create next generation of ITS applications using cutting-edge technologies from all related fields.

We sincerely would like to ask for your continuous support for the future development of ITS.

Concept

History

Apr. 2003"Sustainable ITS," cooperative project among academia, industry, and the government, started in CCR*, U-Tokyo.
Sep. 2004The 1st "Special Cource for Working People" was held.
Mar. 2005"Collaborative Research Center for Advanced Mobility (ITS Center)" was established in IIS** (Director: Prof. Ikeuchi)
Nov. 2006The 1st "U-Tokyo 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 (ITS Center)," an university-authorized official research center of IIS (Director: Prof. Kuwahara)

* Center for Collaborative Research, The University of Tokyo
** Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

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