October 5, 2018
On October 12 (Fri.), 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), People’s Republic of China, will jointly hold the First Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving in Tokyo from the perspective of fortifying Japan-China exchange and cooperation in the field of autonomous driving.
Based on the agreement reached between Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and H.E. Mr. Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, China, at the meeting on May 28, 2018, METI held a policy dialogue with MIIT at the director level focusing on challenges in autonomous driving policies on July 19, 2018, and both sides advanced preparation for holding a Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving to hold by the end of 2018.
Eventually, METI and MIIT decided to jointly hold the First Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving on October 12 (Fri.), 2018, in Tokyo.
2. Outline of the First Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Date: October 12 (Fri.), 2018; from 9:00 to 13:00
Venue: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (2-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
Japanese side: METI
Chinese side: MIIT
Operators: The Japan-China Economic Association, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA), and the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM)
Capacity: Approximately 150 attendees
Program of the seminar:
Opening remarks by Japanese and Chinese organizers
Signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between JAMA and CAAM
Theme of speeches:
- Assessment of autonomous-driving demonstration tests and collected data from the tests
- Dynamic maps (production, maintenance and provision of map data, etc.)
- Human interfaces
- Information security
- International standardization of autonomous driving
- Roadmaps for autonomous driving technologies
Division in Charge
ITS and Autonomous Driving Promotion Office, Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau