Cooperation Network

ITS Center is actively engaged in international/domestic collaboration. In concrete, we conclude agreements for research cooperation (MOU; Memorandum of Understanding) between ITS Center (or IIS) and other universities/institutes, including Exchange of researchers and students, Mutual use of facilities, Conducting joint research, Holding lectures and symposia, Exchange of information and academic publications, etc. We have ever held a series of joint symposiums and workshops with research institutes in several countries. The research network is planned to be expanded further.

Cooperation Network


Japan Dept. of Information Technology and Human Factors, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology*1 – 2025.3
Japan Ehime University 2013.7 – 2023.8
Japan Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)*1 – 2023.3
Japan New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University (NICHe)*2 2011.1 – 2018.3
2019.4 – 2023.3
Japan Information Science and Technology Collaborative Research Institute, Aichi Prefectural University 2011.1 – 2021.3
Japan Iwate Prefectural University 2014.10 – 2019.10
Japan Dept. of Design and Information Systems, School of Project Design, Miyagi University 2011.1 – 2016.1
Japan Regional ITS Infrastructure Research Center, Research Institute, Kochi University of Technology 2007.4 – 2015.4

*1 Upper-level collaborative relationship between with JARI and UTmobI.
*2 Since Apr. 2019, The MOU is upgraded to upper-level collaborative relationship between with NICHe and UTmobI.


China Faculty of Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2018.12 – 2023.12
Vietnam National Center for Technological Progress, Ministry of Science and Technology (NACENTECH) 2016.7 – 2022.4
Vietnam University of Transport and Communications (UTC) 2017.4 – 2022.4
China Jilin University 2016.4 – 2021.4
Korea The Center for Transport Research, University of Seoul 2006.2 – 2020.11
China Automotive School, Tongji University 2011.3 – 2020.4
Thailand Chulalongkorn University 2013.4 – 2018.4
Korea Robotics and Computer Vision Laboratory, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 2010.6 – 2017.6
China Tsinghua University 2007.10 – 2017.11
Thailand National Electrics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) 2009.11 – 2014.11


New Zealand Transportation Research Centre, University of Auckland 2016.7 –
Australia Queensland University of Technology 2015.9 – 2020.9
2009.9 – 2014.9
Australia Monash University 2006.11 – 2011.11

North America

United States California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways, University of California, Berkeley (PATH) 2016.10 – 2021.10
2005.11 – 2015.10
United States Vision and Mobile Robotics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 2007.1 – 2012.1


France The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks
Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Amenagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR)
2007.3 – 2017.1
Switzerland Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne (EPFL)
2005.10 – 2015.10
Spain Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT)
Centre d’Innovacio del Transport
2009.10 – 2014.10
Netherlands Delft Infrastructure and Mobility Initiative, Delft University of Technology (DIMI)
Technische Universiteit Delft
2006.2 – 2012.10

*2 The MOU is upgraded to upper-level collaborative relationship between with IFSTTAR and UTokyo (IIS and Grad. Sch. of Engeneering).