Yamaha Concept Technology Illustrates “Art for Human Possibilities” at CES 2019

Yamaha CES 2019

Yamaha Motor Corporation Explores New Possibilities at
World’s Largest Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 9, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. unwrapped an interactive and compellingly designed presentation at CES® 2019 today to spotlight new technology and use possibilities within the theme of “Art for Human Possibilities.”

Featuring five new and concept models during the world’s largest consumer electronics show this week, Yamaha is illustrating innovation and versatile capabilities while exploring new possibilities for the future of relaxed mobility. This exhibition aims to discover new partners from any field of endeavor, creating technological innovation and new businesses through open innovation.

In addition to the featured indoor display, Yamaha is conducting demonstrations of its Public Personal Mobility (PPM) concept model featuring an “AI conductor” in a dedicated area outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES attendees are encouraged to visit the Yamaha booth (26015) to learn how they might participate in the demonstration rides.

More information on the models to be exhibited:

Public Personal Mobility (PPM) (Concept model): Mobility service system with a wide range of potential applications based on low-speed autonomous driving and passenger-cargo shared usage

PPM is a form of comfortable and convenient on-demand compact low-speed mobility for “one-mile” short-distance travel. Its simple construction enables customization for a variety of applications, such as the transportation of passengers and/or cargo, or further conversion into a mobile sales kiosk. In anticipation of further future autonomous travel, provisions for a variety of user-friendly mobility service applications will be showcased, such as AI-based facial recognition registration and communication between the vehicle (robot) and the passenger (human).

During CES 2019, Yamaha Motor is conducting demonstrations of the PPM featuring an “AI conductor” on dedicated paths adjacent to the South Hall which houses the Yamaha Motor booth. After facial recognition registration at the Yamaha Booth or the boarding point, passengers can control the specific AI conductor on a demonstration ride of the vehicle. In addition, the AI conductor controls the start and stop of the vehicle through the passenger’s gestures. Visitors can experience the future of personal travel made possible by the Yamaha autonomous systems.

Next-generation Industrial-use Unmanned Helicopters: Delivering an impressive 70kg payload and long range capable of providing new solutions in aerial delivery and surveillance. (Concept model)

Building on Yamaha Motor’s 35 years of experience in industrial-use unmanned helicopters, this concept model features a series of innovations enabling the payload of 70kg, double that of the latest model. Flight controls will also be updated to feature the latest technology such as collision avoidance, flight stability in atmospheric turbulence, and terrain following flights in mountainous areas.

In addition, utilizing its autonomous flight capabilities, this model can provide unprecedented aerial solutions for a range of applications such as aerial delivery, measurement, inspection, aerial photography, and surveillance through the attachment of application-specific equipment.

Unveiling of New TRITOWN Design (Concept model): Electric personal mobility for enjoyable and comfortable last-mile travel

Compact electric stand-up riding mobility with LMW (two front wheel mechanism), the simple structure in which the rider’s posture controls the balance of the vehicle means that it can be brought to a stop while still in a riding position. The lightweight and compact body makes for easy operation, creating a short-distance mobility tool accessible to a diverse range of people, and making last-mile travel enjoyable and exciting. The TRITOWN concept exhibit was the talk of the Tokyo Motor Show 2017, and the new design will be exhibited for the first time at CES 2019.

New Leaning Multi Wheel NIKEN launched in 2018: Motorcycle that delivers both relaxation and excitement via two front wheels (Production vehicle)

New model LMW with an 847cm3 liquid-cooled in-line three-cylinder engine, the NIKEN is a next-generation LMW that provides advanced LMW technology with a combination of unwavering cornering capability supported by a sense of stability, and a high-quality cruise performance that maintains rider comfort even over long distances. By adopting a new and exclusively-developed steering mechanism, not only is the sense of stability unique to LMW, but the NIKEN also delivers sporty and smooth cornering as well as a natural steering feel. In addition to the sense of stability, with the introduction of a range of other control technologies, NIKEN owners are treated to a relaxed ride even during long distance touring.

Installation of artificial intelligence technology: Exhibition by Yamaha Corporation, with which Yamaha Motor shares the Yamaha brand (Concept model)

This installation showcases artificial intelligence technology developed by Yamaha Corporation, which specializes in musical and audio devices. The system analyzes and corrects the music performance in real time, aiding the performer to create a natural performance close to the musical score.

About Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, ATV and Side-by-Side recreational products, marine products, power products, electric-assist bicycles and intelligent machinery. The company’s diverse business and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies focused on small engines, chassis & hull and electronic control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30 countries. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable long-term growth. Please visit https://global.yamaha-motor.com.

Van Holmes
For Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Source: Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

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