27th ESV2023

Technical Tour

27th ESV 2023 is pleased to organize three technical tours after the conference. It will be a great opportunity for you to visit the facilities and we look forward to having your participation.

Location

Technical tour A: Toyota tour

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Higashi-Fuji TECHNICAL CENTER

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Higashi-Fuji TECHNICAL CENTER is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji and in wonderful nature. It is an important base with several kinds of proving grounds and a cutting-edge research facility that supports the technology development of TOYOTA. At this time, you can see a 'Driving Simulator' and a 'Crash Test Facility'.

Driving Simulator
With the aim of reducing traffic accidents through the development of active safety technology, Toyota is undertaking development of a device that analyzes the driving characteristics of drivers and then uses this information as a means to discover effective ways of reducing accidents. The driving simulator provides one of the world’s most realistic simulated driving environments, designed to be as indistinguishable as possible from driving in real life in order to accurately gauge specific driving characteristics. The driving simulator uses video, an acceleration simulator and other technology to simulate driving. Examples of how the driving simulator is used include allowing vehicle researchers and developers to perform necessary driving tests that are dangerous to perform with a real vehicle or tests that require specific driving conditions.
Crash Test Facility
This facility can conduct reconstructed condition experiments and component tests of various forms of accidents in the market, in order to develop safe vehicle structures that contribute to reducing casualties, in the unlikely event of a collision. There is a crash test dummy maintenance site for the experiments as well.
Date and time:
April 7th, 2023   8:45 - 16:40
Destination:
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Higashi-Fuji TECHNICAL CENTER
Price for the tour:
JPY 11,000 (tax and lunch included)
Itinerary:
8:45 Meet up at the bus stop at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu (Tentative)
9:00 Depart for Toyota
10:30 Arrive at Toyota
10:40 Facility lecture
11:00 Driving Simulator
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Crash Test Facility
15:10 Depart Toyota
16:40 Arrive at the venue, Pacifico Yokohama (Tentative)
Maximum participants:
30
* Tickets are available on the conference registration website on a first-come, first-served basis.

Technical tour B: Nissan tour

NISSAN INTELLIGENT FACTORY

Simultaneous Underfloor Mounting Operation (SUMO)
Remote equipment maintenance

Since its foundation, Nissan has honed its ability to manufacture vehicles through high quality and highly efficient production processes and the superb skills of the company’s takumi (master technicians). However, the business environment surrounding manufacturing is undergoing major changes. In Japan, there is a need to break away from conventional labor-intensive manufacturing to cope with an aging society and serious labor shortage. Unforeseen situations, such as climate change and pandemics, also need to be managed. At the same time, industry trends in electrification, vehicle intelligence and connected technologies are making vehicle structure and functionality more advanced and complex.
Nissan introduced the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative at its plant to respond to these needs and trends. Nissan Intelligent Factory enables Nissan to:

  • Use robots that have inherited the skills of takumi to manufacture next-generation vehicles; of the highest quality,
  • Create an improved environment where a wide range of people can work comfortably, and;
  • Realize a zero-emission production system, thereby accelerating efforts to achieve a decarbonized society.

In this technical tour, Nissan would like you to take a tour of the newly introduced Nissan Intelligent Factory based on these concepts.

Date and time:
April 7th, 2023   9:35 - 17:40
Destination:
NISSAN INTELLIGENT FACTORY
Price for the tour:
JPY 11,000 (tax and lunch included)
Itinerary:
9:35 Meet up at the bus stop at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu (Tentative)
9:50 Depart for Nissan
* lunch will be provided and consumed on the bus.
12:20 Arrive at Nissan
12:30 Factory tour
15:10 Depart Nissan
17:40 Arrive at the venue, Pacifico Yokohama (Tentative)
Maximum participants:
30
* Tickets are available on the conference registration website on a first-come, first-served basis.

Technical tour C: Denso tour

Denso Global R&D

Haneda Innovation City

Proving ground
Automotive service building

In April 2018, Denso set up Global R&D Tokyo near Shinagawa Station, to conduct R&D mainly on automated driving. The newly established Global R&D Tokyo, Haneda will have an office to design and develop automated driving technology, an automotive service building to carry out works including installing prototype systems in vehicles, and a proving ground to conduct in-vehicle tests. With these two facilities, Denso will build a framework to seamlessly implement projects in the Tokyo metropolitan area, ranging from R&D to in-vehicle tests, to accelerate its technological innovation.
Designated as a National Strategic Special Zone, the Haneda area in Ota City is creating an enabling environment for field tests on public roads, including those on automated driving. Moreover, Ota City is home to many manufacturers. Denso will utilize the special zone system and collaborate with such manufacturers in the city and neighboring communities.

Date and time:
April 6th, 2023   13:30 - 17:20
Destination:
Denso Global R&D Tokyo in Haneda Innovation City
Price for the tour:
JPY 8,800 (tax and lunch included)
Itinerary:
13:30 Meet up at the bus stop near the Pacifico Yokohama North entrance (1F)
13:45 Depart for Denso
* lunch will be provided and consumed on the bus.
14:40 Arrive at Denso
15:00 Denso & Haneda Innovation City Tour (Denso tour for ‘Autonomous driving’)
16:40 Depart Denso
17:20 Arrive at the venue, Pacifico Yokohama (Tentative)
Maximum participants:
20
* Tickets are available on the conference registration website on a first-come, first-served basis.

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