Tokyo, Japan, 14 March, 2016 – VIA Technologies, Inc. and Japan Taxi Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Smart IoT Mobility System, which integrates a full suite of communication and connectivity features in a highly-optimized solution for commercial vehicle applications.
The system was developed by combining the rich industry expertise of Japan Taxi, the IT subsidiary of Nihon Kotsu, which is the leading taxi group in Japan terms of revenues, and the advanced hardware development capabilities of VIA.
By harnessing the connectivity and intelligence of the IoT, it enables operators to enhance passenger convenience and safety while simultaneously reducing costs through the implementation of smart fleet management and the development of new on-demand passenger services.
Smart IoT Mobility System
The Smart IoT Taxi System comprises a ruggedized small form factor VIA AMOS-825 in-vehicle system and a 7” touch panel display, and has been finely tuned to withstand the rigors of the road through a number of key enhancements, including:
- Sophisticated power-management
- Ignition-controlled quick boot
- Withstands 7G shock and 70G vibration
- GPS location tuning for pinpoint tracking and navigation
CAN bus support for the future capture of critical vehicle data such as speed and fuel consumption “The Smart IoT Taxi System provides the perfect illustration of the innovation that can be achieved when two companies leverage their respective domain expertise to meet rapidly-changing market needs,” said Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc.
“With our highly-customizable in-vehicle system platforms, we are committed to providing commercial transportation customers throughout the world with proven ultra-reliable solutions that can be rapidly tuned to meet their exact requirements.”
“Thanks to our close cooperation with VIA, we can now provide operators with the smoothest path for adding smart IoT functionality to their vehicles so that they can deliver innovative new passenger services,” commented Mr. Tomoya Yamamoto, Lead Engineer, Japan Taxi Co., Ltd.
“The launch of this system is the first step in our long-term vision of accelerating the transition to smart on-demand transportation.”