Toward a solution to the pressing logistics 2024 issue Daiwa House Industry Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics (Deadline has been extended)

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

This is a release of slightly modified earlier press release to reflect the change of the name of a company involved and the extension of the deadline.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kita Ward, Osaka, President and CEO: Keiichi Yoshii, hereafter referred to as “Daiwa House Industry”) and LOGISTEED, Ltd. (HQ: Chuo City, Tokyo, Representative Executive Officer/President and Chief Operating Officer: Hiroaki Takagi, hereafter referred to as “LOGISTEED”), 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) have been holding Daiwa House Industry Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics, a logistics open data contest since December 9, 2022 until August 31, 2023.

In this contest, actual logistics system data obtained from “SSCV-Safety,” LOGISTEED’s safe operation driving management solution, are made available as open data, and contestants 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 problem, which limits maximum working hours in Japan. Through this contest, we hope to realize the “smart and safe logistics” that Daiwa House Industry and LOGISTEED 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

Public Relations Department,

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

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

Contest Website URL:

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


Entry period: Friday, December 9, 2022 to Friday, August 31, 2023(Deadline has been extended)
Awards ceremony: October 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-miss accident/incident information obtained from “SSCV-Safety.”.

Selection Method

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, LOGISTEED, 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,” will be released to those who register as contestant. How to use the data is published in the “Developers Site of Daiwa House Industry Open Data Challenge for Smart Logistics”.

  1. Truck location information
    Truck location information measured periodically. Date, time, speed, and odometer reading are included.
  2. Acceleration information
    Truck acceleration information measured periodically. Date, time and acceleration of all directions (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 (systolic and diastolic, i.e. 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-miss accident/incident occurrence event data
    Data obtained at the time the near-miss accident/incident occurred. It includes the type, date, time, and location of the event.
  5. Videos at the time the near-miss accidents/incidents occurred.
    Dashboard camera image at the time the near-miss accident/incident occurred. The data has been processed so that individuals cannot be identified.
    ※ “SSCV-Safety” website (in Japanese)


  • 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, applicants may belong to multiple groups.

Application Rules.

  • Details on entry requirements and application procedures are announced on the contest website

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.).


LOGISTEED, Ltd. (formerly 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, LOGISTEED contributes to the development of logistics as a social infrastructure by helping transportation operators to solve their problems and to grow their businesses.

LOGISTEED, Ltd. changed its name from the former Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. on April 1, 2023.


YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

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