NTT DoCoMo and WHILL Collaborate on Personal Vehicle Sharing System

NTT DoCoMo and WHILL (a next-generation personal vehicle developer) will integrate one of WHILL’s compact single-passenger electric vehicles and DoCoMo’s personal-vehicle-sharing system technologies to offer to local governments and enterprise customers in Japan. The WHILL Model-A is a four-wheel electric wheelchair with segmented, all-directional front wheels for enhanced maneuverability over slopes, bumps and other varied surfaces.

WHILL Model-AThe vehicles will be integrated with DOCOMO technologies for wireless communication, GPS and remote control, which will be combined in a wireless system for the management of shared vehicles. The collaboration will expand the availability of the WHILL Model-A for shared-vehicle systems, allowing users to travel more freely in spaces such as public facilities and amusement parks. The two companies will begin accepting orders from April 1.

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