UD Talks at Tokyo Motor Show 2019


Videos are available for all UD Talks held at the Tokyo Motor Show UD booth daily from October 28 - November 1, 2019. 

The talks were segmented into issues facing the logistics industry TODAY, TOMORROW and THE FUTURE. There was a mix of internal and external speakers, covering various topics ranging from autonomous driving and future logistics scenarios to UD designers, engineers and female truck drivers. All five talks were well received by the audience.

■ UD Talks Day 1 –TOMORROW

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The potential of autonomous driving in Hokkaido's agricultural industry
How can Level 4 autonomous driving help solve logistics problems in the agricultural industry?

Yukio Hasegawa (Hokuren Agricultural Cooperative)
Ryuta Hiratsuka (UD Trucks, Innovation Office)
Moderator: Etsuko Kurihashi (UD Trucks, Corporate Communications) 

■ UD Talks Day 2 – FUTURE

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How Quon Concept 202X was designed with the future in mind
The designers who actually designed the UD concept truck talk about the future of logistics and expectations for change, as well as the story behind the design.

Hisao Shimizu (UD Trucks, Designer - Interior) 
Ryosuke Kishimoto (UD Trucks, Designer - Exterior) 
Moderator: Toru Sekiguchi (UD Trucks, Chief Designer) 

■ UD Talks Day 3 – FUTURE


Turning logistics industry challenges into opportunities for a better future
How will logistics be transformed by technologies like automation, connectivity, and electromobility? What is the role of trucks in that transformation?

Masashi Onozuka (Roland Berger, Partner)
Kazuhiro Matsumoto (UD Trucks, Innovation Office) 
Moderator: Etsuko Kurihashi (UD Trucks, Corporate Communications)

■ UD Talks Day 4 - TOMORROW 

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Young engineers and the culture of UD Trucks
UD Trucks engineers talk about their work in innovation, the company’s corporate culture, as well as the desire to improve safety, efficiency and customer service.

Mizue Mori (UD Trucks, Vehicle Analysis)
Takeshi Hattori (UD Trucks, Automation) 
Moderator: Nami Okuyama (UD Trucks, Human Resources) 

■ UD Talks Day 5 – TODAY

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Empowering women for better logistics - a look into the lives of female truck drivers and hints for the future 
In a male dominated industry, how can female truck drivers be empowered to change the transportation industry for the better?

Hiromi Isobe (Vantec, Brand & Marketing) 
Hiroe Nakazato (Vantec, Transport Networking) 
Moderator: Etsuko Kusuda (Mobility Journalist) 
MC: Etsuko Kurihashi (UD Trucks, Corporate Communications)

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UD Trucks is a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, active in more than 60 countries on all continents. Since its inception in 1935, the company has been an innovation leader with a clear vision to provide the trucks and services the world needs today. The company is committed to go the extra mile for smart logistics with the most dependable solutions for demanding customers.  To best support across applications and geographies, UD Trucks offers a full range of heavy duty trucks - Quon and Quester, medium duty trucks - Condor and Croner, and light duty trucks - Kazet and Kuzer, as well as associated operational and financial services. 

UD Trucks is a proud member of the Volvo Group, which in 2017 had net sales of 335 BSEK and 100,000 employees globally.