Spatial Pleasure (Operating Company: Spatial Pleasure Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Soma Suzuki), in collaboration with Jakarta Smart City (Communication, Information, and Statistics Department, Jakarta Provincial Government), has signed an MOU for the joint analysis of traffic congestion in Jakarta.
On May 24, 2023, Spatial Pleasure Co., Ltd. and Jakarta Smart City signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the joint analysis of traffic congestion. The MOU was signed in the presence of Yudhistira Nugraha, Head of Jakarta Smart City. Jakarta Smart City is a government-led organization launched in 2015 to address urban issues by facilitating data coordination among multiple government departments under the Jakarta Provincial Government’s Communications, Information, and Statistics Division.
From left: Spatial Pleasure Representative (Soma Suzuki), Jakarta Smart City Head (Yudhistira Nugraha)
Jakarta is one of the most congested cities in the world. Jakarta residents make 33,240 stop-and-go trips per person per year, spending an average of 10 years of their lives in traffic jams. It is estimated that 70% of Jakarta’s air pollution is caused by cars, making the resolution of traffic congestion a crucial national-level issue*.
To address traffic congestion, Jakarta has been actively pursuing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in recent years, primarily through the development of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems and Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems. Spatial Pleasure is developing DMRV software to evaluate the environmental benefits of transportation modes such as buses and shared bicycles and issue carbon credits accordingly. Through this collaboration with Jakarta Smart City, Spatial Pleasure will engage in simulation and environmental benefit assessments for large-scale urban development within the framework of TOD.
*TIME | These Cities Have The Worst Traffic in the World, Says a New Index (https://time.com/3695068/worst-cities-traffic-jams/)
We congratulate Jakarta Smart City and Spatial Pleasure on their partnership. Digital Garage (DG) has been focusing on global startup investments, including those in conjunction with DG’s businesses such as digital marketing and payment solution services. We have also been making efforts to support the overseas expansion of our portfolio companies. DG will continue to support Spatial Pleasure’s global expansion by leveraging our network, including collaboration with existing portfolio companies, to help the company succeed beyond its borders.
Business Description: DMRV software development specializing in the transportation domain
Operating Company: Spatial Pleasure Co., Ltd.
Representative Director: Soma Suzuki
Location: Orbit 302, 4-10-4 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 155-0032, Japan
Established: May 2019
Official Website: https://spatial-pleasure.xyz
Department: Communications, Information, and Statistics Division, Jakarta Provincial Government
Head Director: Yudhistira Nugraha
Location: Gedung Balai Kota DKI Jakarta, Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 8-9, RT.11/RW.2, Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Establishment: December 31, 2014
Official website: https://smartcity.jakarta.go.id/
Press Release: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000019.000047935.html