Smart City Infrastructure for Mobility

Hiroshi Saijo
Woven Planet
Thu November 18th 2021, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
US-Asia Technology Management center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for East Asian Studies
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Smart City Infrastructure for Mobility

Join the US-Asia Technology Management Center for the ninth session in our 2021 Autumn Seminar Series, Mobility: Asia Moves Forward in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Join us for an introduction to the vision and activities of the major Toyota spin-out initiative Woven Planet Holdings and a discussion of how they are developing new value around the ways that people and goods will move, and also the things that individuals can do while on-the-move, as smart city architectures become reality.  We will also discuss the Toyota Woven City testbed for smart city development located near Mt. Fuji, Japan.

"For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Automation that originated to increase the efficiency of daily activities has evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Now, we are looking to the next 100 years and to extending that dream for a better life for all people. Through Woven Planet Group we strive to build a safer, happier, more sustainable world. 

 Woven Planet Group seamlessly weaves together modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese craftsmanship. The complementary strengths enable us to optimize safety, advance clean energy, elevate wellbeing, and improve how people live, work, and play. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive."

SPEAKER: Mr. Hiroshi Saijou, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Woven Planet Holdings

Hiroshi Saijo is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy of Woven Planet Holdings, and the Director of Woven Alpha. He is responsible for developing the overall business plan while playing a key role in the strategic delivery of long-term partnership development and investment. His mission is to enable all to realize a creative and colorful life where any form of hardware with integrated robotics is connected to greater systems creating new value, and free up space and time for everyone to focus on what really matters.

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The shift of IT to the cloud and the growth of new tools such as AI and edge computing have already caused major advances in mobility; for example, smartphones now serve as platforms for banking, education, ride hailing, ID authentication, wellness monitoring, etc.  This series examines new technology-and-business solutions that may shape the future of mobility, e.g. smart city infrastructure for autonomous vehicles, intelligent prosthetics for physical mobility, autonomous delivery robots, new propulsion and navigation systems, new applications of mobile IT devices, and more.

The series begins September 23, 2021 and continues weekly until December 2, 2021. Seminars will be held online via Zoom only, Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, with informal networking following until approximately 7:30 PM (PST).  There will not be a session on November 4 & 25, 2021.

Sessions and Speakers can be found here for the entire Fall Quarter series.

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