VIA and Japan Taxi Unveil Smart IoT Mobility System

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Robust and scalable in-vehicle solution transforms the passenger experience with smart new on-demand services that boost convenience and safety

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.

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:

  • 9-36V voltage input and wide temperature range
  • Sophisticated power-management
  • Ignition-controlled quick boot
  • Withstands 70G shock and 7Grms 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.”

To learn more about the VIA AMOS-825 in-vehicle system, please visit here: http://www.viatech.com/en/systems/industrial-fanless-pcs/amos-825/

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About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is a global leader in the development of highly-integrated embedded platform and system solutions for M2M, IoT, and Smart City applications, ranging from video walls and digital signage to healthcare and industrial automation. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the many world’s leading hi-tech, telecommunications, consumer electronics industry brand names. www.viatech.com

About Japan Taxi Co., Ltd.

Japan Taxi Co., Ltd. is a leading developer of software and hardware platforms for transportation and mobility solutions, focusing especially on the taxi market. Our mission is to make transportation smarter, as we believe that smart taxi cabs will provide passengers with modern, comfortable and convenient way of travelling. Japan Taxi developed the Nation-wide Taxi mobile application which allows passengers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to taxi drivers. The application is the first and the largest of its kind, covering 47 prefectures and involving over 10% of taxi cabs in Japan.
http://www.japantaxi.co.jp/

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