|●Date: September 17-21, 2018
●Venue: Bella Centre
Organizer: ERTICO - ITS Europe
|(Up&Coming 2019 New Year issue)
ITS World Congress 2018 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark under the theme
of "Quality of Life". In the city that is aiming to be a world-first
carbon neutral city by 2025, many connected cars and newest ITS systems
for environmental preservation and sustainability were exhibited. About
400 companies and organizations from 96 countries exhibited, and total
number of visitors exceeded 10 thousand.
Six companies including FORUM8 ran a booth on their own outside Japan Pavilion.
We were proud of being a lanyard sponsor for 4 consecutive years. At the
FORUM8 booth, we displayed latest solutions including hardware cooperated
system using UC-win/Road under the theme of "VR-Design Studio UC-win/Road"
FORUM8's VR & Cloud Solutions for ITS, ADAS, Autonomous Driving, IoT
and Embedded Systems.
For the first time we exhibited VIVE x Taiko reproducing the world of ukiyoe
in UC-win/Road and VR Walking Simulator that utilizes the interactive communication
in UC-win/Road and allows people to travel in a VR comprehensive traffic
environment with pedestrian and vehicles. Moreover, we introduced the Kinect
handsfree driving that uses the infrared to recognize wearer's skelton,
customized development of embedded system linked with UC-win/Road, UAV
remote control, 6-axis motion drive simulator, automatic steering torque
control simulator, and VR-Cloud® that is an interactive cloud solution
enabling the VR control and VR drive simulation on mobile devices. In particular,
the walking simulator and 6-axis DS were hugely popular.
Among the Japanese companies, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. displayed a UC-win/Road
drive simulator reproducing Aisin's ITS technology that communicates data
among "human", "road", and "vehicle" by using
the latest ICT, and visitors tried the technologies. In addition, Micware
exhibited a UC-win/Road cooperated drive simulator for the experience of
its own autonomous driving related technologies and services. As just described,
each FORUM8 simulator displayed at each FORUM8 users' booth caught attention
Same as usual, we could show our products to existing users and many new
users who visited our booth. In addition to control systems such as ECO
drive, log export, Simulink, and HILS, UC-win/Road has rich automotive
related functions including the cooperation with industry-standard vehicle
motion model such as CarSim and CarMaker. In Ver.13.1, PBR(Physically Based
Rendering), enhancement of point cloud modeling plug-in, and VR RTLS (Real
Time Location System) are newly added. These functions are really helpful
for future vehicle industry. We continue to suggest advanced systems supporting
ITS system research and development.