Contributing to Local Communities

Community-Based Project: Healthy and Safe Driving Courses

As part of a collaboration between industry, government, academia, and local communities, Daihatsu and its nationwide sales companies host Healthy and Safe Driving Courses, and engage in activities that provide support in aging regional societies for “independent living in which mobility is possible at all ages.”

RAKUPITA SOUGEI: A Day Care Facility Pick-up and Delivery Support System

Out of a desire to improve local communities and enrich the lives of local residents through mobility services, Daihatsu established RAKUPITA SOUGEI in the field of welfare and nursing .
This service helps resolves concerns and issues faced by facility providers and users when it comes to picking-up and delivering, and has been adopted by a large number of facilities.

Concerns and issues related to picking-up and delivering facility users
Managers: drivers are hard to secure; vehicles costs are high
Administrators: overtime is often required to formulate pick-up and drop-off schedules; it is hard to identify which schedules are optimal
Employees: have insecurities about driving; can find it hard to remember both facility user addresses and pick-up and delivery requirements
Acility users: vehicles do not stop in front of their homes; transport times are long

Manufacturing Experience Classes

Daihatsu hosts Daihatsu Manufacturing Experience Classes for elementary school fifth graders in the vicinity of its work sites. Fifth graders learn about the automotive industry during social studies lessons at school, and the experience classes enable them to learn more about the car-making process.

These experience classes not only teach students about the car-making process—they also foster rich spirits of students by conveying the fun and importance of manufacturing, as well as communicating how people engaged in the manufacturing process think, work as a team, and respect their products.

Providing Vehicles to Disaster Areas Free-of-Charge

Basic Approach

In the aftermath of natural disasters, Daihatsu uses its resources as an automobile company to provide vehicles to disaster areas free-of-charge, as part of its support for restoration.

Details of Initiative

Since the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, in the aftermath of natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, Daihatsu has worked to ensure that the lives of residents in disaster areas can return to normality as soon as possible. To this end, Daihatsu provides mini trucks and other vehicles to local governments so they can remove rubble, and carry out proof-of-damage inspections.
These vehicles are owned by Daihatsu, and are registered specifically for provision to third parties in the event of disasters. Daihatsu has established a range of such systems so that it can provide vehicles as soon as possible after natural disasters have struck.

Track Record of Vehicle Provision to the Present

Vehicle provided for disaster relief

Daihatsu has provided a cumulative total of 56 vehicles in the aftermath of the following natural disasters:
2016 Kumamoto earthquakes
2016 floods caused by Typhoon Lionrock
2018 Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake
2018 Western Japan Heavy Rains
2020 Kyushu floods