Masahiro Kuwahara

Masahiro Kuwahara

  • Mobility services (MaaS)
    Simulation and data analysis

As cars become shared and automated, the current barrier between private cars and public transportation will begin to disappear. What "Public cars" will be offered by car manufacturers in the future? I am interested in both new technologies as well as related services and business models.

  • Department

    • Connected Company
      Connected Advanced Development Div.
  • Biography

    • 2006-

      Telematics/ITS-related surveys, ITS/Urban transport research and planning, developing a simulator for one-way car sharing, and developing operational/evaluation technologies for several mobility services.
      I received a Ph.D. in 2021 from Kyoto University.

    • 2008

      Became a certified small and medium enterprise management consultant.

    • 2003-

      Copier manufacturer: Designed digital circuits (JPEG2000, etc)

    • 2003

      M.Eng.: Simulating macro-segregation of castings

  • Publication List/Conference presentation


    • On the potential of carsharing to attract regular trips of private car and public transport users in metropolitan areas, Elsevier, Transportation Research Part A, 2022

    • Evaluation framework for an efficient commuting carpool program, Elsevier, Journal of Urban Mobility, 2022

    • Practical Evaluating method of One-Way Carsharing Considering Profits and Accessibility, Journal of TrafficEngineering, 2021

    • “Modelimg the trip type of one-way carsharing in a tripchain and analysis" by practical data, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers D3, Vol.74, No5, 2018

    • ”Effectiveness evaluation of Small Accessible Transport service”, DICOMO2017

    • ”Simulation For Operating Additional Buses Based On Demand In Toyota City Low-Carbon Society Verification Project“, 20th ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013

  • Conference presentation

    • Multi-Domain Data Interoperability Mechanism Study Based On Mobility Service Usecase, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, 66th Japanese Society for Civil Engineering

    • How to utilize BigData toward next generation mobility society - Challenge for technical issues by Toyota and NTT group -, NTT DATA, NTT DATA Innovation Conference 2022

  • Commendation/Memberships

    • Visiting Associate Professor, Nagoya University