What is Ha:mo?
Ha:mo – “harmonious mobility” – is Toyota’s next-generation network for addressing local transport needs by designing the best possible connections between private transport and public transport systems, using battery electric vehicles. It has the potential to reduce congestion in urban areas, improve air quality through reduced emissions and re-energise communities by making journeys more efficient and easier to accomplish.
Different aspects of the system are being tested in real-world locations. Toyota City is the centre for testing new services and features, while in Tokyo Ha:mo is being used to provide first-mile/last-mile bridge to connect people with the city’s transport systems. In Okinawa the focus is on how the system can be adapted in a resort town, meeting leisure needs like sightseeing. A scheme is also underway in Thailand where Ha:mo is being used to provide a car-sharing service using battery electric vehicles on the campus of Chulalongkorn University.