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Hino Motors to Host Commercial Vehicle Industry's First Accelerator Program "HINO ACCELERATOR 2021 - HINO DE SAFARI

Hino Motors, Ltd. announced today that it will hold "HINO ACCELERATOR 2021 - HINO DE SAFARI", a program to create new businesses through open innovation, from May 17, 2021. Through this program, Hino Motors will collaborate with companies that share the same aspiration to solve social issues in human flow and logistics, and will further accelerate its efforts to solve these issues.

This program is the first accelerator program in the commercial vehicle industry in Japan to co-create products by combining the company's own management resources with the technologies and services of collaborating companies. (According to Hino's research)

Many social issues are emerging, including logistics crises such as driver shortages, reducing CO2 emissions to achieve carbon neutrality, and maintaining sustainable transportation networks in the region. Hino develops and provides CASE technologies and various solutions, and is committed to solving these social issues in collaboration with its partners.

The "HINO ACCELERATOR 2021" program, which will be launched this year, will be a program that will be implemented by companies with outstanding technologies and ideas that will lead to solutions to social issues.To realize smart logistics (2)For a more prosperous mobility society After an initial screening and brush-up, companies will be selected to participate in the Demo Day (demonstration event), where the final selection will take place. At the Demo Day, companies will be selected for collaboration based on their presentations.

By combining the creative technologies and ideas of participating companies with Hino Motors' assets, the project aims to provide new value to society by commercializing solutions that contribute to solving social issues in human flow and logistics.

Overview of HINO ACCELERATOR 2021

Application period: May 17, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Target Companies: Corporations with the skills to develop solutions and the human resources to collaborate.

Application Theme

To realize smart logistics

Ideas for solving emerging logistics issues using Hino's connected data
The driver's driving and work support.
The solution to the problems unique to large vehicles, such as parking.
The solution to the long waiting time for cargo and long working hours.
Reduction of logistics losses such as transportation of empty cargo, etc., leading to improvement of transportation efficiency, etc.

To realize a more prosperous mobility society

Ideas that utilize Hino's connected data to solve increasingly complex social issues and contribute to an affluent society through mobility and transportation
The following are some examples of the types of products that can reduce the environmental impact of CO2 and lead to sustainable movement of people and goods.
The number of people who use the service is increasing, and the number of people who use the service is decreasing.
The safety and security of trucks and buses.
Mobility services that solve social problems and enrich people's lives, etc.

Support system for companies applying for the program

Provides big data

The following connected data collected and accumulated from Hino trucks and buses in operation nationwide.
Location information
Travel time
Fuel consumption
Safety device operation information, etc.

Support from business mentors and brush-up staff

Hino employees will work with you as brush-up staff to develop your ideas. In addition, experts and business mentors in various fields, such as vehicle operation data, vehicle development, and vehicle mounting (customized for customer applications), will work together to support the applicant companies.
We also provide development environments such as map data APIs (map matching, road elevation, etc.), IBM TWC (historical and current weather data API), IBM CVI (mobility data advanced analysis software DEMO version), and IBM Cloud (free plan).

Selection Flow
May 17: Recruitment begins.
May 27 Online Information Session
June 11 Entry deadline
June 19: Announcement of preliminary screening results
August 18: Final Selection Demo Day

partner company
IBM Japan, Ltd.
Creww Corporation

Aiming to realize a prosperous, livable, and sustainable society, Hino is working in the three directions of "Challenge 2025," our medium-term management strategy: "providing optimal products in pursuit of safety and environmental technologies," "providing the best customized total support," and "challenging new areas. We will continue to work together with like-minded partners to resolve social issues with a sense of speed.

Contribution to the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Aiming to realize a "prosperous, livable, and sustainable society" where people and goods move freely, safely, and efficiently, Hino Motors is working to provide value to customers and society in four areas: (1) "Zero fatal traffic accidents" using Hino trucks, (2) "Significant reduction of CO2 emissions," (3) "Support for customer business development," and (4) "Further efficiency in human flow and distribution. (3) Supporting the development of customers' businesses, and (4) Further streamlining human flow and logistics.
This project will contribute to achieving the following goals of the SDGs through (4) "further streamlining of human flow and logistics".

Realization of a safe, secure, environmentally friendly society in which people and goods can move freely and optimally

We aim to realize a "prosperous, livable, and sustainable society" by eliminating traffic fatalities, significantly reducing CO₂ emissions, and further improving the efficiency of human and material flows.

Building like-minded friendships(Solving social issues by bringing together all kinds of power)

We will not limit ourselves to the Hino Group alone, but will partner with like-minded companies to solve social issues.

SDGs and Hino's Strategies and Initiatives (PDF)
Realization of a safe, secure, environmentally friendly society in which people and goods can move freely and optimally (PDF)
Building Like-minded Colleagues (PDF)

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