Kabuku will provide comprehensive support for design and on-demand manufacturing services for Tier IV's AI Mobility used for logistics "Logiee"
Kabuku Inc. (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Masahiko Inada) annouced that it will be providing comprehensive support in design and on-demand manufacturing services for Tier IV's(Headquarters: Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan, CEO: Kazuya Takeda) AI Mobility "Logiee". "Logiee" is a small mobile vehicle with an interchangable top that provides complete automatic mobility for short distance transportation, delivery, sales, shopping and a wide variety of different types of transport. In addition, from January 17 (Wed) to January 19 (Fri), Logiee will be exhibited at Tokyo Big Sight at the "10th Automotive World" exhibition.
Kabuku will be providing comprehensive support by utilizing its network of factories around the world. From 3D printing manufacturing, cutting, injection molding and a variety of other production methods, Kabuku will also be offering on-demand manufacturing services, design and planning to help propel manufacturing. As a University venture, Tier IV provides a development platform for automatic driving technology to research institutes of many manufacturers and Universities with open source self-driving technology software to open into the world. As of now, Tier IV has already installed this technology in over 100 companies in Japan and overseas.
Both companies announced their partnership on December 11, 2017, where Kabuku will be providing design and on-demand manufacturing service support while Tier IV announced their first foray step is developing a AI mobility for short distance transport, "Milee".
The second step of this partnership will be through the AI mobility for short distance logistics, "Logiee", where Kabuku digital manufacturing technology was used. As a result, man-hours for designing a car body to prototyping and production were drastically reduced. Including a broad variety of customization, this sort of short term car development cycle is the first to be realized. Tier IV strives to create a ecosystem for self driving mobility with further partnership projects going forward.
As of now, "Logiee" and the first step self driving EV "Milee" will both be displayed at the "10th Automobile World" exhibition from January 17 (Wed) to January 19(Fri) at Tokyo Big Sight.
Going forward, Kabuku will be providing on-demand manufacturing service to design and prototyping solutions; creating new manufacturing in all fields a reality.
＜Base mobility＞ Custom Ex. Shopping cart customization
Ex. Bogey car Add-On
Ex. Delivery Add-On
Self-Driving Car EV "Milee"
【Guidelines to "10th Annual Automobile World】
・1,100 companies exhibited the latest technologies of important themes in the automobile industry such as automatic operation, computerized cars, electric vehicles, connected cars, light weight, etc. Every year automobile manufacturers and automobile parts manufacturers around the world visit to introduce and compare new technologies.
・Event Date: January 17(Wed) - 19(Fri), 2018
・Event Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
【About Tier IV】
Tier IV is a University venture founded by Shinghei Kato who is also an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, Department of Information Science and Technology as well as an Associate Professor at Nagoya University Future Society Creation Organization. By incorporating state-of-the-art research results and opening it to the world as open source software, Tier IV provides a development platform for automatic driving technology to numerous manufacturers, universities and other research institutions, contributing to early practical use of automatic operations. In addition, Tier IV focuses on the development of automatic driving EV, the development of ride sharing and logistics business using automatic driving technology with a goal of creating a society where people and goods can move safely and comfortably. Using the open source self-driving software, "Autoware" as a base, a self-driving system was developed. In addition, Tier IV is working on developing a computer that utilizes Autoware, sensors, free AI in this field, as well as a data processing and anaylsis. As of now, Tier IV has already installed this system in more than 100 companies in Japan and abroad.
With the core digital fabrication technology, Kabuku Inc. develops products and services that fuse hardware, software and design. The company produces prototyping, custom ordering, on-demand mass production services, managing cloud services for digital factories, a marketplace for digital manufacturing, as well as other solutions for enterprises, and participates in industry-government-academia research in cutting-edge technologies. Kabuku has collaborated with Toyota, Honda,Olympus, Microsoft, Square-Enix, Loft, Fuji TV, TBS, Dentsu, Hakuhodo, Nippon Express, and Roland Berger.
【Name】: Kabuku Inc.
【Headquarters】 :Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
【CEO】 :Masahiko Inada
・Prototyping・Custom Ordering・On-demand mass production services
・Managing cloud services for digital factories
・Marketplace for Digital Manufacturing
・3D printing solutions to enterprises customers
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