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Friday, November 09 2018 - 16:00
Yamaha Motor to Exhibit at CES 2019, World's Largest Consumer Electronics Show
IWATA, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

- Exhibiting Five Models, Including "PPM" Low-Speed Autonomous Mobility Service 
System with Onboard AI Conductor -

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced on November 9 that it will 
exhibit five models at CES 2019, the world's largest consumer electronics show, 
to be held in Las Vegas, U.S.A., over four days from January 8 to 11, 2019.

The Yamaha booth will feature a total of five models, including 1) the Public 
Personal Mobility (PPM) service system based on low-speed autonomous driving, 
which has many potential applications such as in transport infrastructure and 
business utilization, 2) the next-generation concept model of industrial-use 
unmanned helicopters, which have higher payload to provide unprecedented air 
solutions, 3) the "TRITOWN" concept model, which offers completely new electric 
personal mobility through its two-front-wheel LMW mechanism, 4) the "NIKEN" 
large sports bike launched in 2018, which also utilizes the LMW mechanism, and 
5) an installation of artificial intelligence technology developed by Yamaha 
Corporation, with which Yamaha Motor shares the Yamaha brand. In addition, 
Yamaha Motor will conduct demonstrations of the PPM featuring an "AI conductor" 
on the dedicated paths adjacent to the venue during the period of the show.

This exhibition aims to discover new partners from any field of endeavor, 
creating technological innovation and new businesses through open innovation.

Image: CES Yamaha Motor Booth Illustration

Yamaha Motor Booth overview
Period: Tuesday, January 8, to Friday, January 11, 2019
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A
Yamaha Motor Booth: South Hall 2 / Booth size: 225 square meters

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 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).

Photo 1: Public Personal Mobility (PPM)

PPM demonstration
During CES2019, Yamaha Motor will conduct demonstrations of the PPM featuring 
an "AI conductor" on the dedicated paths adjacent to the South Hall which 
houses the Yamaha Motor booth. After facial recognition registration on devices 
provided at the Yamaha booth or the boarding point, the passenger can control 
the specific AI conductor on a demonstration 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 system.

-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 control will also be 
updated to feature latest technology such as collision avoidance, stable flight 
in atmospheric turbulence, and terrain following flights in mountainous areas. 
In addition, utilizing its autonomous flight capabilities, this model can 
provide unprecedented air solutions for a range of applications such as aerial 
delivery, measurement, inspection, aerial photography, and surveillance through 
attachment of application-specific equipment.

Photo 2: FAZER R G2:
(The image shown here is the latest FAZER R G2, an automated navigation 
unmanned helicopter.)

-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 CES2019.

Photo 3: Unveiling of New TRITOWN Design
(The image shown here is of the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 concept model.)

-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 845-cubic-meter 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 also 
sporty and smooth cornering as well as a natural steering feel are provided. 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. This new model enables riders to enjoy both a trip to 
the destination and also after arriving at the destination. 

Photo 4: New Leaning Multi Wheel NIKEN launched in 2018

-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. The system analyzes and corrects the music performance in 
real time, aiding the performer to create a natural performance close to the 
musical score.

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Source: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.