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A smoother Urban movement
by Self-drive ropeway “Zippar”

Concept movie for Self-driving ropeway Zippar

A smoother Urban movement by Self-drive ropeway “Zippar”

“Zippar” is a transportation system that contributes to urban development.
We have found value in the space on the road, which has been a dead space until today.
With Zippar, which has excellent convenience, safety and economy,
we will create a world without traffic congestion, and where everyone can easily access the station.

Features of Zippar

01 Low cost

Low cost
Combination of lightweight carrier and pillar

Compared to the existing monorail, Zipper costs about 1/5 (1.5 billion yen/ km) and can be constructed in 1 year.

02 Free design

Free design
Zippar enables curves that were previously difficult for ropeways.

Unlike the existing ropeway, Zippar has an independent rope and carrier, so curves and branches are free to create for designing a flexible route.

03 Automatic driving

Automatic driving
Technology to realize high-frequency transportation infrastructure.

By automatic driving, there is no need to be bothered by shortage of drivers. It is also free to adjust the number of vehicles according to rush hours or routes depending on users’ amount.

04 Comfortable & Secure driving

Comfortable & Secure driving
Smooth and secure driving on two ropes and rails.

The safety of the drive unit will be approved in 2024. Zippar adopts a two-rope type that can operate up to 30m/s wind speed.(1.5 times the wind speed of a single-rope type ropeway can operate.)

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Design of Zippar

zipparのデザイン

Design with a sense of security

The X-frame, which encloses the entire cabin from below, provides a great sense of security and inclusiveness. It is a design that gives a sense of security and safety as a public transportation system.

Design that blends into the cityscape.

We aim for a natural design that blends into the cityscape. With its advanced but not overly assertive shape and color design, it blends naturally into the cityscape without any discomfort.

Awards and Accolades

NEWS PICKS Make Money

The 3rd Make Money Grand Prize on NEWS PICKS

Kanagawa Pref Governor's Award

Kanagawa Pref Governor's Award on the 2nd Kanagawa Student Business Plan Contest

Kawasaki ZENTECH Accelerator

Kawasaki ZENTECH Accelerator

100BANCH

100BANCH

DMM.make AKIBA

DMM.make AKIBA Start Line

Press Releases

Zip Infrastructure as Self-drive Ropeway maker, raises ¥190 million in pre-seed funding on April 12, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure signed the Sponsorship Agreement with Yashima Kizai. on March 31, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure Inc. signed the MoU with Ropeway Nepal Pvt. Ltd. on January 11, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure Inc. that is developing a self-drive ropeway called "Zippar", and has got a test site on January 7, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure inc. launched the Partnership with Sakura Internet on October 26, 2021.
Zip Infrastructure Inc. and Hadano City signed a partnership agreement for the development of next-generation transportation systems and their use in urban development on June 29, 2021.
Japan's domestic only* transportation system tech-startip raises funds and holds first media test drive on March 16, 2021.
Launched of Preliminary (Advance) Survey Service for New Transit System for Local Governments on February 8, 2021.
Announcement of Sponsorship for the Realization of the Self-drive Ropeway "Zippar” on Dec. 21, 2020.
Call for applications from municipalities wishing to host a demonstration test site for the self-drive ropeway "Zippar” on July 20, 2020.
Notice of Determination of video company as a sponsor for the Self-drive Ropeway “Zippar” , on June 1, 2020.
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Media Coverage

Town News
Town News Hadano Edition :
Self-drive ropeway Zippar.
Zippar is now in full swing as a product manufactured in Hadano.
Opening ceremony was held after the head office functions were moved.
(April. 8, 2022)
Tokyo Shimbun
BUILT :
Zip Infrastructure is developing Zippar, a self-drive ropeway for a new transportation system.
(March 31, 2022)
Tokyo Shimbun
Tokyo Shimbun :
Solve the traffic jam?
(March 31, 2022)
TV Asahi Holdings Corporation
Mirai Creator : Part 3,
Space travel as the Special Program
(January 22, 2022)
Town News
Town News Hadano Edition :
Zippar acquires the land for test site
(Jan. 7, 2022)
Weekly Toyo Keizai
Weekly Toyo Keizai :
100 amazing venture companies
(Aug. 27, 2021)
TV Asahi Holdings Corporation
Mirai Creator :
Talk Session by Three People Aiming for Space
(July 11, 2021)
Town News
Town News Hadano Edition :
More realistic than flying cars? A new idea: a self-drive ropeway
(July 9, 2021)
Kanagawa Newspaper
Kanagawa Newspaper :
City to open experimental ropeway line in Hadano, aiming for practical use at Osaka-Kansai World Exposition
(June 30, 2021)
Monthly Leisure Industry
Monthly Leisure Industry :
New transportation system and self-drive ropeway "Zippar" test ride for media at Odawara test line.
(June 25, 2021)
TV Osaka
TV Osaka :
New Technology for World Expo 2025
(June 17, 2021)
Nikkei Newspaper
Nikkei Newspaper :
New Ropeway Development Inspired by "Space Elevator”.
(June 16, 2021)
Kanagawa Newspaper
Kanagawa Newspaper :
Self-driving ropeway will avoid traffic congestion, and the practical uses in 2025 after testing.
(May 5, 2021)
Asa Chan
Asa Chan :
"Next-generation ropeway developed": a new means of transportation to avoid dense traffic.
(April 23, 2021)
Nikkei BP
Nikkei BP Cross Trends :
More Realistic than Flying Cars? A New Idea: “Self-drive Ropeway.
(April 19, 2021)
TV TOKYO Corporation
World Business Satellite :
The Next Generation Ropeway
(March 19, 2021)
TechCrunch
TechCrunch :
Zip Infrastructure Inc. , that design and develop the self-drive ropeway “Zippar", raises 30 million yen.
(Mar 17, 2021)
Weekly Ascii
Weekly Ascii :
A safe urban transportation system that can be built cheaply and quickly at one-tenth the cost of railway : "the Zippar self-drive ropeway”.
(Nov 30, 2020)

Sponsors

Biogon Pictures Inc.

Biogon Pictures Inc.

Pacificnetwork Inc.

Pacificnetwork Inc.

SAKURA internet Inc.

SAKURA internet Inc.

YASHIMA

YASHIMA

Members

Takamasa Suchi

Takamasa Suchi

CEO

Kyohei Yashima

Kyohei Yashima

COO

Takashi Kohata

Takashi Kohata

CTO

Kazuhiro Iketani

Kazuhiro Iketani

Sales & Marketing Director

Manabu Yoshida

Manabu Yoshida

Engineer

About

Name Zip Infrastructure, Inc.
Domain
  1. Manufacture and sale of transportation equipment
  2. Civil engineering and construction work
  3. Land transportation and turning of automobiles
  4. Automobile freight transportation business
  5. All businesses incidental and related to the preceding items
Address Zip Infrastructure, Inc.
HQ
 42-1, Bodai, Hadano-shi, Kanagawa, 259-1302
Tokyo Branch
 5-25-18-1F, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
Board member Takamasa Suchi CEO
Kyohei Yashima COO
Found July 20, 2018
Capital 185.48 million yen (Including capital reserves)

Access

By Train: 7minutes by Taxi from Odakyuu Line Shibusawa Station
By Car: 5 minutes from Hadano Tanzawa Smart IC on the Shin Tomei Expressway

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