Katsuyuki Nakasuga to Make Wild Card Entry at the Grand Prix of Japan Aboard a Special Red and White YZR-M1

News   •   Sep 20, 2018 07:00 GMT

Yamaha Motor's First Grand Gold Prize at IDEA, Global Top Three Design Award  - MOTOROiD's Second Honor After Red Dot Award -

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 05:00 GMT

Announcement of Personnel Changes

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2018 02:00 GMT

IWATA, September 14, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following personnel changes, effective September 15, 2018.

■ Change in duties of General Manager

(Name) (New position) (Current position)
Mitsuru Hashimoto General Manager of Business Management Division, Corporate Planning & Finance Center Yamaha Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Main businesses of the group companies referenced above;

・Yamaha Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd.: Manufacture and sales of motorcycles in Vietnam

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Yamaha Motor Announces Collaboration with AI Computing Company NVIDIA Accelerating Automation of Driverless Agricultural Vehicles and Low-speed Vehicles with AI

Press Releases   •   Sep 13, 2018 08:00 GMT

IWATA, September 13, 2018 - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it has formed a collaboration to apply intelligent technology to products in research and development/R&D module groups with AI computing, NVIDIA (Headquarters: California, U.S.A.)

Through this collaboration, Yamaha Motor is adopting NVIDIA’s GPU computing system* , Jetson AGX Xavier. Jetson AGX Xavier, which is the world’s first computer created for AI, robotics and edge computing, will enable to automate a wide range of Yamaha’s products by making them more intelligent. Target products include unmanned ground vehicles, which support automation of agricultural processes such as fruit picking; low-speed vehicles based on golf carts, used for “last mile” transportation of people and logistics; and industrial robots and drones.

*GPU: A processor that computes the vast amounts of data required to render graphics. Due to its massive computing power, GPUs are being used generally for tasks that require prodigious amounts of computing, such as deep learning and scientific simulations. Increasingly, the GPU acts as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

*NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier: An energy-efficient module powered with a GPU, which can be deployed in a wide range of devices which require AI computing at the edge.

■ Product groups to which application of NVIDIA products and services is anticipated

1. UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles)
By promoting automation through applying intelligent technology to agricultural vehicles, Yamaha Motor aims to help address issues in the agricultural field such as the decreasing rural population, automation of agricultural work, and the promotion of precision agriculture.

2. Low-speed vehicles based on golf cars
Through the advance in autonomous driving technology and increased affinity for MaaS, Yamaha Motor aims to roll out new means of transport such as in depopulated mountainous regions, tourist spots, and urban areas.

3. Industrial robots/industrial drones/marine products/other product groups
Yamaha Motor will advance AI platform construction on a shared platform with these product groups, responding to societal needs through automation applying intelligent technology

■ Overview of NVIDIA

Established: 1993

Location of head office: Santa Clara, CA, USA

Representative: Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO

Number of employees: Approx. 12,000

Net sales: Approx. US$9.71 billion (fiscal year ending January 2018)

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Yamaha Motor and Gogoro Begin EV Business Collaborative Study

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 05:00 GMT

AMA Motocross Competitor Yusuke Watanabe to Return to All Japan Motocross Championship at MFJGP

News   •   Sep 10, 2018 05:00 GMT

Riders from Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan Selected for Sixth Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

News   •   Sep 06, 2018 07:00 GMT

Yamaha Motor Invests in Bioventure Firm Evec, Inc. - Promoting Strategic Partnering in the Biomedical Field -

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2018 02:00 GMT

Aaron Plessinger Makes it Two for 2018 with AMA Motocross 250MX Title Win

News   •   Aug 21, 2018 09:00 GMT

Yamaha’s Flagship Superbike Yamaha Motor Newsletter (August 10, 2018 No. 66)

News   •   Aug 10, 2018 02:00 GMT

About Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor (TOKYO:7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and robotics.

The company’s diverse business and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies focused on powertrains, fiberglass-reinforced plastics and electronic control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30 countries. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable long-term growth.

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