One-Person Autonomous Mobility Vehicle Test Rides will be Held!

One-person autonomous mobility, RakuRo and it's test rides

The "Fukuoka Smart East" project aims to solve various social issues and create a sustainable and comfortable city through the introduction of innovations and other measures. In order to make this initiative known to as many people as possible, we have supported a number of demonstrative experiments since 2018.
This time, in cooperation with ZMP Inc., we will hold a test ride of a one-person autonomous mobility vehicle that automatically drives to its destination. Anyone is welcome to try it out, so if you're interested, please come along!

Overview of the event

A test ride of RakuRo, a one-person autonomous mobility vehicle that automatically drives to its destination, will be held at Kaizuka Park. RakuRo is a vehicle that travels on sidewalks at speeds of 6 km/h or less, recognizes pedestrian signals, and can automatically stop and start. Since it can be used both indoors and outdoors, it is expected to be used in a variety of situations, such as short distance travel between destinations, large shopping malls, and hospitals.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00 (registration at the venue, first-come-first-served basis)
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:00 - 16:00 (advance reservations required)
Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:00-16:00 (advance reservations required)
No rides between 12:30 and 13:30 on both the 28th and 29th.
*Canceled in case of rain
〇Location: Kaizuka Park (7-8-35 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City)  
〇Route: Special course in Kaizuka Park  
〇Number of vehicles: 2  
〇Participation fee: Free of charge  
- Friday, May 27: 30 people
- Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29: 50 each
Conditions for application
- Only one person is allowed to take a test ride on each ride.
- For safety reasons, please ride alone. Only small children are allowed to ride the bus on their knees.
How to Apply:
Please access the application form from the following URL or 2D barcode.

Other special notes:
- Please fill out the survey after the test ride.
- We will close the application as soon as we reach the maximum number of participants.
- Please note that we will not allow people who are using pacemakers to ride the RakuRo, as it may experience interference caused by communications with the vehicle.
- Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time for a pre-ride briefing.
- There are no height or age restrictions, but the participant must be able to maintain a sitting position.
- The weight limit is 100 kg.
- Please register your e-mail address so that we can contact you in case of rain cancellation.
Contact for inquiries
Smart EAST, Innovation Policy and smart city planning, Kyushu University City Planning Promotion Department, Fukuoka City Housing and Urban Development Bureau
TEL: 092-711-4154 FAX: 092-733-5909 *Not available on weekends
For the 28th and 29th, please contact the following phone number.

Reference: ZMP Inc. press release (PDF)