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METI Holds Trial Ride Event for Experiencing Suppocar and Suppocar S and an Exhibition Booth for Dissemination and Awareness Raising of the Cars at Nagoya Motor Show Suppocar and Suppocar S as a source to make the future brighter

Taking the opportunity of the Nagoya Motor Show held from November 23 (Thur) to 26 (Sun.), 2017, the Secretariat of the Nagoya Motor Show (The Mid-Japan Economists), the Aichi ITS Council, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will jointly hold a trial ride event at the site throughout the period of the show for experiencing the Safety Support Car (Suppocar) and Safety Support Car S (Suppocar S), aiming at dissemination and awareness raising of Suppocar and Suppocar S.

In addition, METI will hold an exhibition booth to explain the concept and built-in technologies of Suppocar and Suppocar S and to provide other related information to the public. METI hopes that many of you will proactively attend the event and experience the effects of advanced safe technologies, such as automatic braking systems.

1. Background

As part of the efforts for preventing elderly drivers from causing car accidents, in March 2017, the State Ministers and Other Officials Meeting, consisting of members from the related ministries and agencies, decided to conduct measures for dissemination and awareness raising of "automobiles with safety-driving assist functions," i.e., automobiles with built-in automatic braking systems and acceleration control systems responding to mis-operation of acceleration pedals. Accordingly, these ministries and agencies determined FY2017 and FY2018 as years in which they will be proactively involved in these measures, and in line with this, the public and private sectors are undertaking such measures by uniting their efforts.

2. Outline of the trial ride event

Taking the opportunity of the Nagoya Motor Show held from November 23 (Thur.; national holiday) to 26 (Sun.), 2017, at Portmesse Nagoya, the Secretariat of the Nagoya Motor Show (The Mid-Japan Economists), the Aichi ITS Council, and METI will jointly hold a trial ride event at the site for experiencing Suppocar and Suppocar S.

At the event, participants will be able to ride in Suppocar or Suppocar S with a driver in charge and experience advanced safety technologies, i.e., automatic braking systems and acceleration control systems responding to drivers' mis-operation of acceleration pedals.

Participating manufacturers in the event are as follows (tentative):
Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation, and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

For more information on the event, visit the Nagoya Motor Show official website or the Suppocar and Suppocar S portal website below.

3. Exhibition of a booth for disseminating and awareness raising of Suppocar and Suppocar S

METI will hold an exhibition booth aiming at dissemination and awareness raising of Suppocar and Suppocar S at the Nagoya Motor Show. At the booth, METI will show a government PR video explaining Suppocar and Suppocar S and showcase information panels concerning their advanced built-in safety technologies.

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Release date

November 10, 2017

Division in Charge

Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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