Our institute contributes to the realization of a sustainable mobility society through the accumulation of practical research that contributes to promoting transportation-based community development, in light of the needs for the research and its social importance.
In setting our research theme, we have set two "directions" bearing in mind the social background that needs to be taken into consideration, such as the super-aging and depopulation of society. These two directions are: "transportation to support people's lives", from the viewpoint that transportation supports people's social activity; and "transportation to create urban space", from the viewpoint of sustainable urban management.
These directions include a wide range of "points of view", and "transportation to support people's lives" includes public transportation services, the development of residential environments and action against the underpopulation of areas, while "transportation to create urban space" includes the development of urban environments, optimization of locations, and facilitation of smooth movement in urban areas. Moreover, "safety and reliability of transportation" is regarded as a top-priority issue in both directions. We work on research, having set specific themes on the basis of these "directions" and "points of view".