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2020/11/10

Zenrin Datacom and A.L.I. Technologies form business alliance ~Aiming to build the de facto standard in Logistics Drones~

Zenrin DataCom Co., Ltd
A.L.I. Technologies Inc.

Zenrin DataCom Co., Ltd (Main office: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shibaura; CEO: Tatsuhiko Shimizu; hereinafter Zenrin DataCom) and A.L.I. Technologies Inc. (Main Office: Tokyo, Minato-ku; CEO: Daisuke Katano; hereinafter A.L.I.) have announced the formation of a business alliance with the ambition of enhancing and expanding the business fields, and forging new areas of business.

●Purpose of the Business Alliance
The purpose of this alliance is to utilize the assets and resources of both companies in the field of drones, to create a new drone logistics delivery system, and to establish a de facto standard in drone logistics delivery.

●Business Alliance Contents
Zenrin DataCom develops businesses that utilize highly accurate map data and services that attach value-added information to map data and location information. The Zenrin Group has been focusing on the drone industry since 2016.
This business alliance will utilize Zenrin Group’s map data for drones, route search engines, and weather data, and jointly with A.L.I., the focus will be the construction of a drone logistics management system and a multimodal logistic management system that integrates drone technology that utilizes cutting edge technology.

A.L.I. will create a new commercial service in drone logistics delivery by incorporating data provided by Zenrin Datacom into C.O.S.M.O.S, a traffic management platform that enables UAV swarm control and air traffic control, provided by Zenrin DataCom.

The use of airspace in the public interest, which can also be used for disaster prevention, has important implications for the social implementation of drones, and through this business alliance, the companies aim to effectively utilize their respective intellectual property rights to make a meaningful contribution to society in the form of an initiative that allows the safe use of airspace, just as with aircraft and helicopter flights.

●Future Developments
A new logistical delivery system will be developed, and starting from next Summer, the commercialization of this service is scheduled to begin with drone logistics delivery in underpopulated areas.

【Company Overview】
Company Name: Zenrin DataCom Co., Ltd (https://www.zenrin-datacom.net/en/index.html)
Main Office: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shibaura 3-1-1 MSB Tamachi, Tamachi Station Tower 22F
CEO: Tatsuhiko Shimizu
Established: 13/April/2000
Capital: 2,283,010,000 JPY (as of April 1st, 2020)
Business Fields: ITS Business Development of telematics business using highly accurate map data, Provision of value-added information services for corporate clients based on the Internet Service Business maps, and Consumer Business Itsumo NAVI and other map and navigation services.
No. of Employees: 387 (As of April 1st, 2020)

Company Name: A.L.I. Technologies Inc. (https://ali.jp/en/)
Main Office: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shiba-Koen, 3-1-8 Shiba-Koen ANNEX 6F
CEO: Daisuke Katano
Established: September 2016
Capital: 100,000,000JPY (As of July 2020)
Business Fields: Research and Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Sales and Promotion of UAVs
Research and Development of Manned Flight Vehicles
Technology Consultation
Development and Operation of Blockchain Technology
Research and Development of Computing Machines
Development and provision of services related to GPU-based distributed computing
Development and operation of AI software
No. of Employees: 80 (as of September 2020)

[ For inquiries regarding this release, please contact:]
Zenrin DataCom Co., Ltd Public Relations & Advertising: Tadokoro
Tel:03-6811-5040 Fax:03-5715-7191  E-mail: pr@zenrin-datacom.net

A.L.I. Technologies Inc. PR Unit : Ohta
E-mail:info@ali.jp

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