Toward a solution to the 2024 issues
Logistics Open Data Contest
Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics by Daiwa House Industry

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kita Ward, Osaka, President and CEO: Keiichi Yoshii, hereafter referred to as “Daiwa House Industry”) and Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. (HQ: Chuo City, Tokyo, Representative Executive Officer/President and Chief Operating Officer: Hiroaki Takagi, hereafter referred to as “Hitachi Transport System”), and YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory (Location: Shinagawa City, Tokyo, Director: Ken Sakamura, Dean of Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University) will hold Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics by Daiwa House Industry (hereafter referred to as the “Contest”), a logistics open data contest from December 9, 2022.

In this contest, actual logistics system data obtained from “SSCV-Safety,” Hitachi Transport System’s safe operation driving management solution, will be made available as open data, and contestants will compete on how to use the data effectively. Proposals for new services and applications that use AI and other digital technologies are sought from the general public, both in Japan and abroad.

Daiwa House Group has held contests that use actual data from actual logistics facilities three times since 2014, and this is the fourth contest. The logistics industry is facing challenges such as labor shortages and long working hours, and there are also concerns about new challenges associated with the so called 2024 issue, which limits maximum working hours. Through this contest, we hope to realize the “smart and safe logistics” that Daiwa House Industry and Hitachi Transport System are aiming for, with the help of digital technology and the wisdom of developers.


Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Department, +81-3-5214-2112

Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
Public Relations Department,

YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
Nobuyuki Kashiwa and Hiroyuki Yamada, +81-3-5437-2270 /

Overview of the “Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics by Daiwa House Industry”


Entry period: Friday, December 9, 2022 to Friday, June 30, 2023

Awards ceremony: August 2023 (TBD)

What are called for:

Applications, web services, etc. that utilize data and images such as truck location information, truck driver vital data, and near accident/incident information obtained from “SSCV-Safety,” a safe driving operation management solution of Hitachi Transport System.


Judging meeting will be held by the following judges.

Chief Judge:
Ken Sakamura, Dean of INIAD, Toyo University / Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

Tatsuya Urakawa, Director and Managing Executive Officer, Head of General Construction Business Division, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Seiki Sato, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Business Management Headquarters, Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.

Jun’ichi Akiba, CEO, President of Frameworx, Inc.

Atsushi Kato, SPC General Manager, Haneda Future Development Co., Ltd / General Manager Project Department, Real Estate Development Division, KAJIMA CORPORATION


Total amount of prizes: Five million Japanese YEN

  • Grand Prize 2,000,000 JPY
  • First Prize 500,000 JPY x 4 (winners)
  • Special awards will also be announced. (The number of the special awards will be decided at the judging meeting.)

Open Data to Be Released

The following data obtained from “SSCV-Safety,” a safe operation driving management solution of Hitachi Transport System will be released to those who register as contestant. How to use the data will be published in the “Developers Site of the Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics by Daiwa House Industry” once the application period begins.

  1. Truck location informationTruck location information measured periodically. Date, time, speed, and
    accumulated traveled distance are included.
  2. Acceleration information
    Truck acceleration information measured periodically. Date, time and acceleration of forward/backward/left/right/up/down are included.
  3. Truck drivers’ vital data
    1. Vital data measured at departure
      It includes the date and time of measurement, body temperature, blood oxygenation, blood pressure (maximum and minimum), autonomic nerve function values, and the level of fatigue and alertness analyzed from these values
    2. Vital data measured during driving
      It includes the date and time of measurement and the level of fatigue and alertness analyzed from the acquired vital data.
  4. Near accident/incident occurrence event data
    Data obtained at the time the near accident/incident occurred. It includes the type, date, time, and location of event.
  5. Videos at the time the near accidents/incidents occurred.
    Dashboard camera image at the time the near accident/incident occurred. The data has been processed so that individuals cannot be identified.
    ※ “SSCV-Safety” website


  • Those who agree to the Application Rules.
  • Any party including individuals, groups and corporations.
  • There is no restriction on nationality, age, resident area, etc. Minor applicants shall obtain the permission of the guardian.
  • It is possible for a single party (including a group, and/or a corporation) to submit two or more applications. Furthermore, entrants may belong to multiple groups.

Application Rules

  • Details on entry requirements and application procedures will be announced later on the contest website. Contest website:


  • Organizer: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Cosponsor: YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
  • Special Cooperation: Hitachi Transport System, Ltd., Frameworx, Inc., Haneda Future Development Co., Ltd.
  • Cooperation: INIAD cHUB: collaboration Hub for University and Business, Toyo University

Overview of the companies involved

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 1955 with a corporate philosophy of contributing to the “industrialization of construction.” Since then, we have consistently strived to “develop products and provide services that are useful to and delight many people” and has made being a company needed by the world the starting point of all our business. To date, Daiwa House Industry has been active in a wide range of business areas such as Single-family housing, which is our core business, rental housing, condominiums for sale, commercial facilities, and business facilities (logistics facilities, medical and nursing care facilities, etc.).


Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.

A comprehensive logistics company that operates globally with 3PL, heavy transport, and freight forwarding at its core.

Through the development of SSCV, a digital platform for transportation, Hitachi Transport System contributes to the development of logistics as a social infrastructure by helping transportation operators to solve their problems and to grow their businesses.


YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory (UNL) promotes research and development in ubiquitous computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, in which many objects in our surroundings are embedded with small computer nodes with sensors and actuators that communicate with each other and operate in a cooperative manner to offer sophisticated services to human users.

For  inquiries about the contest from the public, please contact the following:

Secretariat of Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics by Daiwa House Industry
(In YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory)