About SIP 2nd Phase
About the Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)
This is a program for achieving science, technology and innovation as a result of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation exercising its headquarters function to accomplish its role in leading science, technology and innovation beyond the framework of government ministries and traditional disciplines.
The program strives to promote research and development in a seamless manner from the basic research stage to the final outcome by endeavoring to strengthen cooperation among industry, academia and government under the strong leadership of the Program Director (PD).
Activities of SIP Automated Driving for Universal Services (SIP-adus)
SIP’s Automated Driving for Universal Services (SIP-adus) has been progressing research & development activities aiming to solve issues of concern in today’s society, including reducing traffic accidents, alleviating traffic congestion and securing a means of transportation for people with limited mobility, such as the elderly living in remote regions, among other issues.
Furthermore, in the 2nd Phase, the program intends to expand the scope of automated driving to include general roads and, simultaneously, drive forward practical application of automated driving technology in the domains of logistics and transportation services.
SIP-adus' Program Director
SIP-adus Program Director
Fellow, Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corporation
Mr. Seigo Kuzumaki was appointed Program Director for SIP Automated Driving Systems in 2016.
In his career at Toyota Corporation, he has had a leading role in strengthening vehicle safety performance, and was promoted to Chief Safety Technology Officer Secretary in the safety technology planning group in 2011. He was appointed Executive General Manager, Advanced R&D and Engineering Company in 2017 and assumed his current post in 2019. Mr. Kuzumaki received a Special Award of Appreciation from the NHTSA of the United States at ESV in 2007.
Research & Development plan
The Research & Development plan sets forth the concrete goals and exit strategy for the project, and describes the details of the research & development process toward realization. The plan contents are reviewed every year, and are simultaneously subject to rigorous examination by the Governing Board, the program’s assessment organization.
Research & Development structure
SIP-adus develops ITS (Intelligent Transport System) with governments' cross-ministerial collaboration led by the Cabinet Office. The Promoting Committee acts as the decision-making body and three working groups have been established under its jurisdiction that progress study on specific issues seeking for solutions; System Implementation WG, Business Promotion WG and International Cooperation WG