SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 October 2019 - The Japan Automobile
Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) will hold the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019
over a period of 12 days from October 24 through November 4. The theme for this
year's show, "OPEN FUTURE," is not limited to automobiles/motorcycles/commercial
vehicles and auto-related displays, but broadens its scope to include innovative
developments from other industries. Tokyo Motor Show 2019 will also be more
expansive than ever in terms of venue size, taking place at Tokyo Big Sight and
in the surrounding Odaiba area to allow more people to experience the exciting
new events and programs it will offer.
Summary of New Tokyo
Motor Show Events and Programs:
1. Future Expo
At the FUTURE EXPO
exhibit, cutting-edge technologies will be featured from roughly 60
corporations and entities, including NTT, Panasonic, NEC, Fujitsu and other
member companies of the Olympic and Paralympic Economic Council. The MEGA WEB
space will comprise over 90 stations where visitors can enjoy direct encounters
with the future!
2. Open Road
The 1.5 km-long "Open
Road" walkway will link the Ariake and Aomi areas in the show's venue. Experience
the future with micromobility and personal mobility rides, electric scooters,
cart rides that can be enjoyed by kids, and other uncommon types of mobility.
- Test drives &
rides: Micromobility Test Drive, Personal Mobility Test Drive, Electric Scooter
Test Drive, Kids' "Cart Experience"
- Exhibit: Approximately
70 vehicles representing different types of mobility will be displayed across the
Open Road; cool, cute, or unusual, this program has it all.
- Stage and related
Drone Tokyo 2019 Racing & Conference
Japan's first drone race approved by the FAI
(Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, or International Aviation Federation)
will take place at the Tokyo Motor Show. An innovative performance combining a
stage event by Hinatazaka46 with e-Sports will provide visitors with a completely
new type of entertainment. A collaboration with KDDI will also provide
breathtaking 4K videos utilizing 5G technology.
2) Supercar Collection
With the cooperation of
the Japan SuperCar Association, visitors will be able to view uncommon
supercars up close. Supercars, customized cars, and two-wheeled and
three-wheeled motorcycles from overseas will also be on display at various
locations throughout the show's venue.
With the program at MEGA
STAGE, visitors will get a chance to experience the driving dynamics of real
cars and the excitement of motorsports through various e-Motorsports events. The
combination of gaming and reality will be showcased with Gran Turismo SPORT,
available exclusively for PlayStation®4 (Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.),
and the "FIA Gran Turismo Championship 2019 World Tour Round 5," a real-world
component of the game's FIA Gran Turismo Championship 2019, will allow visitors
to watch the heated battle between top players from around the world up close
and experience Gran Turismo SPORT using the same set-up used by the professional
e-Motorsports drivers. Other events to be held at this venue include the
e-Motorsports "Under-18 Inter-Prefecture Japan Championship" featuring the top
drivers under 18 years of age from all around Japan; the Manufacturers'
Championship; and the single-make GR Supra GT Cup.
4. Out of KidZania in
In collaboration with
KidZania, children will be able to roleplay as employees at car manufacturers,
parts manufacturers and mobile communication companies. A "City Where Kids Can
Work" will be set up within the Aomi Exhibiton Hall where children will have
the opportunity to experience what goes on in automotive maintenance,
manufacturing, clay modelling, remote control operation and other car-related
jobs. Kids who participate in a KidZania program will receive a coupon at the
end which they can exchange for a gift.
further details on these and other programs at Tokyo Motor Show 2019, please
visit the show's official website @ https://www.tokyo-motorshow.com/en/.
Attachment 1: Images of 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019
2: Images from 45th
Tokyo Motor Show 2017