Participating in a demonstration experiment for automated bus driving in the Nishi-Shinjuku area

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Verification of face recognition technology as a solution to fare collection, an issue in unmanned driving.

Keio Dentetsu Bus Co.,Ltd. will conduct an automated driving demonstration in the Nishi-Shinjuku area. We are providing face recognition technology for identification when boarding the bus.

In January 2022, Keio Dentetsu Bus Co., Ltd. will conduct a demonstration test of automated driving using local buses in the Nishi-Shinjuku area, as an adopter of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "FY2021 Project for Establishing a Service Model Using 5G to Realize Automated Driving Services in the Nishi-Shinjuku Area.

▼Operation Section

Route and bus stops 

Shinjuku Station West Exit (underground) - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1 - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 2 - Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building - Shinjuku Station West Exit

▼How to get to the bus

  1. Download the "LINE" application on your smartphone in advance and register as a friend of the account for this demonstration experiment.
  2. Upload personal information and a photo of your face on the passenger registration screen within the account for this demonstration experiment, and receive authentication.
  3. Onboarding the bus, passengers will be authenticated using an onboard terminal. (Masks may be worn).
  4. After boarding the bus, participants will complete a questionnaire in the LINE application and a questionnaire distributed on the bus.

▼How to pre-register

Official LINE account "TAMa-GO"
Please register as a friend of the official LINE account "TAMa-GO"


Please refer to the following image for the registration procedure. ▼

* Registration will be available from December 27th.

※The photo will be registered in steps ①and②, so you can board the bus. If the authentication does not go smoothly, you will need to re-register according to steps ③ and ④.

For more information, including the schedule and registration, please see the press release below:

Keio Dentetsu Bus Co., Ltd. Press Release


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

About Japan Computer Vision (Known as JCV)

Japan Computer Vision Corp., a subsidiary of Softbank Corp., is an AI company that leverages image recognition technology to provide cutting-edge solutions for the smart building and smart retail sectors.