Episode 13

ADVANCED MOBILITY SERVICE FOR LAST MILE TRANSPORTATION


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Innovation Japan

ADVANCED MOBILITY SERVICE FOR LAST MILE TRANSPORTATION

Established infrastructure exists only for middle- and long-distance transportation. One Japanese company has developed a personal mobility vehicle that will provide a new service allowing people to move freely within a one-mile radius. With a stylish, sophisticated design that energizes users, this new personal mobility vehicle has greatly helped users who once withdrew take more frequent outings. Packed with advanced, user-friendly technology, the vehicle is also surprisingly affordable. Moreover, by incorporating autonomous driving functions, these vehicles continue evolving into a mobility infrastructure for last mile transportation.

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People in wheelchairs often hesitate to leave home because chairs create not only physical but also psychological barriers.

A new personal mobility vehicle was developed and encourages people to go out.

00:35

WHILL, Inc.
CEO & co-founder
Satoshi Sugie

We tried to develop a vehicle that would inspire people and enable them to move around actively and freely.

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Therefore, the vehicle has two distinguished features.

First, stylish, sophisticated design that energizes users.

Second, user-friendly advanced technology.

Omni wheels for smooth traveling and tight turns, plus two In-Wheel Motors for smooth driving and a lightweight battery, as well as IoT devices.

Even equipped with such advanced technology, these compact vehicles are surprisingly affordable.

01:19

WHILL, Inc.
CEO & co-founder
Satoshi Sugie

Our new vehicles greatly help users who once withdrew take more frequent outings.

01:28

WHILL, Inc.
CEO & co-founder
Satoshi Sugie

There is established infrastructure only for middle- and long-distance transportation.

We offer mobility services for short distances, so everyone, even the disabled and elderly, can easily get around.

01:40

WHILL, Inc.
CTO & co-founder
Muneaki Fukuoka

To provide an easy, comfortable ride, we incorporate autonomous driving and automatic stopping functions.

01:55

WHILL, Inc.
CTO & co-founder
Muneaki Fukuoka

By providing mobility services within a one mile radius and even sidewalks, we help complete urban infrastructure.

Our goal is to become a ubiquitous provider of short distance transportation. That way, anyone will be able to use it any time they need.

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WHILL, Inc.
CEO & co-founder
Satoshi Sugie

There is no established mobility as a service providing safe transportation for short distances. However, demand is huge, especially as the population continues to age.

We will create a future where people can enjoy happy, active lives with our mobility services that complete short-distance infrastructure for all.

This video was created in collaboration with WHILL, Inc.