I became president of Japan Automobile
Research Institute (JARI) on October 1, 2013. Upon assuming this office, it is
my pleasure to extend this message of welcome to our website visitors.
JARI's mission is to contribute to the sound development of today's motorized society. Over the years we have conducted wide-ranging public-interest activities from a neutral standpoint to contribute to the advancement of Japan's automotive industry and the development of advanced automotive technologies.
Along with the diversification of the role played
by vehicles in recent years, automotive technologies have continued to become
more sophisticated and intelligent. Amid this ongoing diversification of the
role of vehicles, we have applied JARI’s strengths as a neutral research
institute to push ahead with research and testing activities pertaining to the “connectivity
between vehicles and society.” This is an area which industry, government and
academia are unable to address individually.
At JARI, our three major fields of research
are “the environment and energy,” “safety,” and the “application of information
technology (IT) and electronics.” We are engaged in cutting-edge research that
anticipates societal needs five to ten years into the future. Through this
research, we are contributing to the formation of a sustainable, safe and
secure motorized society.
We will continue to disseminate widely the results
of our research and intend to devote our utmost efforts to activities that
fulfill society’s expectations. I hope that we can count on your continued
support and cooperation even more in the coming years.