THE LAST-MILE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION FOR SUBURBAN CITIES: AS CONVENIENT AS TAXIS AND AS REASONABLE AS BUS FARES
With rapid urbanization, our means of transportation in urban cities have developed extensively, from public transportation to ride-hailing services to portable mobility devices. In large cities, there is sufficient demand to develop new public transportation network and for new services to enter the market.
However, in suburban cities with population of 300,000 to 1 million in Japan, we face various transportation issues. First, the public transportation network providers do not have enough demand to invest in new network or services. For example, the best they can do is to provide bus service 4 times in an hour from the station to the direction of customers’ homes. Second, the number of taxis is limited, and they are expensive to ride on a daily basis. Third, with increasing proportion of senior population, portable mobility devices are not a preferred option. Would it be possible to build a new model of last-mile transportation in suburban cities in Japan that can be as convenient as taxis and as reasonable as bus fares?
PARTNERS WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Do you have a business model or services that address the need for last-mile transportation, or technology that is related to geo-location analysis, fleet management, tracking analytics, optimal route calculation, or a new ride-hailing service model for smaller cities? If you do, please get in touch with us so that we can have further conversations.
We are part of DBIC Accelerator Program and are looking for a partner who can jointly conduct a small market test to validate our idea in Singapore or Southeast Asia in August and September 2018. Our demo day is in October 2018.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 July 2018. Please use below form to express your interest. We will be in touch with you to take our conversations forward if your solution suits our needs.
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
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