We have announced that FORUM8 Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President: Yuji Ito) becomes the title partner for the Japanese round of the FIA World Rally Championship, WRC, which will be held in Aichi and Gifu Prefectures in November this year. The new event name is “FIA World Rally Championship FORUM8 Rally Japan 2021”. The new design of the rally plate is also unveiled.
FORUM8 is an engineering software company that is actively working on and developing cutting-edge technology for the VR / CG / FEM / CAD / and Cloud-based fields. Its solutions are built with a package software design so that the software can be tailored and customized to fit the needs. The 3DVR technology of FORUM8 is an industry leader in the fields of transportation, vehicle design, and infrastructure development. Its software has been evolving to provide a common foundation to solve industrials and societal issues as the company moves further into Society 5.0. Building off this foundation it has also been developing solutions for the Research and Development of ITS, autonomous driving, and MaaS related systems through drive simulation technology. It has also been developing what it is calling the FORUM8 Virtual Platform System, or F8VPS, which is a next-generation web platform that can be used to build virtual systems of any space to support the Digital Transformation or DX Era.
Furthermore, we have announced that the event is now also supported by Toyota Motor Corporation (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing)(Head Office: Toyota City, Aichi, Japan; President: Akio Toyoda) as a gold partner and DENSO Corporation (Head Office: Kariya City, Aichi, Japan; President & CEO: Koji Arima) as a bronze partner.
Koji Takahashi, right, Chairman of Rally Japan 2021 Executive Committee, said: “We are truly proud to welcome the title partner FORUM8 Co., Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation as new partners. It is a great encouragement for all of us to see the circle of support expanding in this way despite being under the influence of the COVID-19. We will do our best to promote the brands, products, and technologies of our sponsors, such as FORUM8’s outstanding VR/CG software technologies, to the world through Rally Japan. We will make further efforts to give back to the fans who are looking forward to the event.”
Yuji Ito, left, President of FORUM8 Co., Ltd. said: “FORUM8 will support the Japanese round of the FIA World Rally Championship ‘FORUM8 Rally Japan 2021’ as the title partner. It is a great honor for a Japanese software company to be the main sponsor of premier rally event with such a long history and tradition. Through this wonderful competition, we are promoting VR and simulator technology, and hope that we can contribute to the improvement of Japanese technology.”