JARI was established in 1969 with the mission of contributing to the sound development of the automobile society. Engaging in neutral and public interest activities, it has contributed to the advancement of the Japanese automobile industry and its technology.
In recent years, the form and role of automobiles has diversified, and the technology of automobiles has become more sophisticated and computerized, as has been described by the term "CASE", which has been used to describe the once-in-a-century mobility revolution. Furthermore, the far-reaching goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 has been set, and the industrial structure is expected to be reformed.
As the role of the automobile as a form of mobility becomes increasingly diverse, JARI will continue to fulfill its role as a neutral testing and research organization while leveraging its strengths based on its track record, and we will also take on the challenge of research in the area of "the connection between the automobile and society", which industry, government, and academia cannot do independently.
In 2020, we conceived a research business strategy as shown in the figure. Aiming to achieve the ultimate goal at the top, we carry out research in three pillars based on the three foundations at the base. In addition to "Environment" and "Safety" we have set up a new pillar of "New Mobility". By solving current issues and engaging in advance research that anticipates future social needs, we are contributing to the realization of a sustainable, safe, and secure motorized society.
We will continue to widely disseminate research results and develop our activities to meet the expectations of society. We would like to ask all of you for your continued support and cooperation.
Minoru Kamata, Representative Director and President