METI Compiles a Collection of Knowledge Useful for Public Implementation and Future Directions Based on the Results and Challenges of the FY2020 Smart Mobility Challenge Project
April 2, 2021
Based on the results of the FY2020 Smart Mobility Challenge Project and the challenges discovered through its implementation, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has compiled a collection of knowledge useful for public implementation and future directions. The information is aimed at businesses and target regions.
1. Outline of the Smart Mobility Challenge Project
Since 2019, METI and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) have been promoting the Smart Mobility Challenge project, aiming to tackle challenges in mobility and vitalize target regions through public implementation of new mobility services.
The Council for Promoting the Smart Mobility Challenge Project has been established as a platform for cooperation between regions and businesses to promote the project. The Council holds symposiums and provides matching services via the project's campaign website.
The Council for Promoting the Smart Mobility Challenge Project consists of 306 members (107 municipalities, 171 businesses, and 28 associations [as of the end of March 2021]).
For FY2020, METI and MLIT selected 50 pilot areas in total (of which 16 are for METI projects), and have conducted demonstration tests, cross-sectoral analysis, and other activities. The ministries have also organized national and regional online symposiums, the latter in eight blocks.
2. Collection of knowledge useful for public implementation and future directions
Based on the results of the demonstration tests and challenges discovered through its implementation, and cross-sectoral analysis in the FY2020 project, METI has created a "Collection of Knowledge Useful for Public Implementation of New Mobility Services" as a reference of initiatives by local municipalities, businesses, and other stakeholders. Expert opinions were taken into account in the creation of the collection. At the same time, METI compiled "Future Directions" for the development of the Smart Mobility Challenge project from next fiscal year onward.
- Document 1: Collection of Knowledge Useful for Public Implementation of New Mobility Services (FY2020) (in Japanese) (PDF:1,841KB)
- Reference 1: Initiatives by Pilot Areas in the Project for Creating and Promoting Regional New MaaS (in Japanese) (PDF:8,883KB)
- Reference 2: Results of Cross-sectoral Analysis of Initiatives in Pilot Areas (Summary) (in Japanese) (PDF:3,814KB)
- Reference 3: Results of Cross-sectoral Analysis of Initiatives in Pilot Areas (Detailed Version) (in Japanese) (PDF:5,987KB)
- Document 2: Future Directions (in Japanese) (PDF:1,224KB)
3. Related websites
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ITS and Autonomous Driving Promotion Office, Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau