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    【英語版】Daimler AG “car2go” will deployed in Japan? The Future of mobility in Japan | ダイムラーAGのカーシェアリング「car2go」は日本に上陸するか?日本のモビリティの未来

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What’s “car2go”?

Do you know service of “car2go”?

Car2go is the service of the car share from 2008 by Daimler AG in the world.
It unfolds in Germany, the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Austria, New Zealand, Sweden, China.

(quote:car2go.com)

【Official site】 car2go.com

Anyway, car2go’s characteristic is an “ONE-WAY USE”.
You can drop it off if on designation areas. (※Depends on a country and a city.)

The number of users, fee, vehicle

More than 750,000 people in the world registrated car2go.
The number of vehicles are more than 13,000 vehicles.

The following is the price of car2go.

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Per minute  $0.41 + taxes/fees
Per hour   $10 (regularly $14.99) + taxes/fees
Per day    $50 (regularly $84.99) + taxes/fees

※As use in the state of Washington.
※At the exchange rate of 101.02 yen to the U.S. dollar.
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It is mainly to be used 2-crew compact car “smart for two” of Daimler AG.


(quote:http://www.smart-j.com)

【Official site】smart for two

Focuses “Movement in the cities”

Car2go sevice focuses “Movement in the cities”.

The COO of car2go who visited Japan in the end of June, 2012 said “If when move the middle range, use existing carsharing. If when move the short range, use CAR2GO. those supposes that coexistence will be possible”.

38 yen one minute! On-demand model carsharing “car2go” | 1分わずか38円!世界中で3秒に1人が乗車している、オンデマンド型カーシェアリング「car2go」(記事:2013年)

In the United States, it is common that is able to parking both sides of the road.
If you are the place that does not become the illegal parking, we seem to be able to park anywhere.

He show entry will in Tokyo in 2012, and it is four years in 2016.
Will “car2go” of Daimler AG have been deployed in Japan?

Japan’s “garage law” was a wall

Judging from a conclusion, present car2go seems to difficult service in Japan.
The reason is Japan’s “garage law”.

In Japan, we must acquire “garage places proof”.
And the car must be returned to the parking lot of “garage places proof”.
With the one-way carsharing method, the “garage law” becomes a problem and can not progress “one-way”services.
That is why car2go cannot use one-way carsharing in Japan.

How movement in Japan?

I think there are two topics to watch out for.
The first, it is the development of small electric car “COMS” and “i-ROAD” by the cooperation of Toyota and Times.
The second is a demonstration experiment in Shibuya-ku and Setagaya-ku by “i-ROAD” which can ride two people, using the “microminiature mobility authorization system” by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

【Official site】「Times Car PLUS × Ha:mo」|【公式サイト】「Times Car PLUS × Ha:mo」

(quote:plus.timescar.jp)

Times collaborated with Toyota, developing compact electric vehicles “COMS” and “i-ROAD” mainly in the eastern part of the city center, and an area spreads out sequentially.

We can understand that Japan is trying to boost.
It was boosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
It is a change of the interpretation of “the garage law” of September, 2014.
On the premise that each car is managed by IT, it stated that it is not necessary to return to the garage place.

About handling concerning implementation of so-called one-way rent-a-car type carsharing|いわゆるワンウェイ方式のレンタカー型カーシェアリングの実施に係る取り扱いについて

Why they drop off “One way carsharing service”? It had limitations by an administrative government office to decide|カーシェア「乗り捨て」、撤退相次ぐワケ – 規制緩和から1年、実現に行政裁量の壁 –

Parking in streets becomes a problem in narrow Japan.
Although using a small electric car, it is necessary to provide as many as 2-3 times as many dedicated blocks.
Again, we can make you think about the depth of root of Japanese parking lot circumstances.

On the other hand, it is thought that “COMS” “i-ROAD” is still one person ride specification and there is still room for growth to increase the number of “stations”.
Future growth is expected.

“A new vehicle” have been go to be born in Japan

【Official site】OPEN ROAD PROJECT (TOYOTA Future Project Room)|【公式サイト】OPEN ROAD PROJECT(TOYOTA未来プロジェクト室)

(quote:openroad-project.com)

国土交通省による超小型モビリティ認定制度を活用し、2人乗りi-ROADが2015年11月から東京都渋谷区で走りだしました。2016年4月からは世田谷区も走行しはじめるなど、順次エリアが広がっています。

「超小型モビリティ認定制度」とは、国土交通省による、自動車よりもコンパクトな車両が公道で走れるよう認定する制度のことです。トヨタ自動車はこの制度を活用し、i-ROADの実証実験を東京都渋谷区・世田谷区ではじめています。制度の適用にあたり、車幅灯の見直しや、車両接近通報の装備など、1人乗りi-ROADの一部を改良。「自由な移動」の実現に向けて、大きな一歩を踏み出しました。

We utilized a microminiature mobility authorization system by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and “2-crew” i-ROAD started running in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo from November, 2015. Setagaya-ku begins to run from April, 2016, too, and an area is spreading out sequentially.
Upon application of microminiature mobility authorization system, we improved some of the 1-crew i-ROAD to “2-crew” i-ROAD, such as reviewing car width lights and equipment for vehicle approach notification. We have taken a big step toward realization of “free movement”.

Anyway, the i-ROAD during the demonstration experiment is “two-person ride specification”.

How to become a test ride pilot


You live in Tokyo, and application is possible if you usually have car licenses.
You can have you rent i-ROAD for one month if you was chosen.

A mom and a daddy during child care can go the child in forwarding and the company into a kindergarten.

Future future of ultra-small mobility in Japan


The story returns, we understood that it was difficult carsharing “car2go” of Daimler AG was unlikely to land in Japan as it is in its progress service form.
But on a global scale market, The microminiature mobility carsharing within the city may say that Japan has already lost Daimler AG.

How may small electric car “COMS” “i-ROAD” made in Toyota from Japan confront the world?
Want to expect it of Toyota, Times, Administration, the National Police Agency.