To cope with the accelerated aging of the nation's population, Nagoya University is working to develop futuristic vehicles.

At the Institute of Innovation for Future Society, which was established last year at the university in Chikusa Ward, the school's researchers are collaborating with engineers from private companies to create new products.

Based in Aichi Prefecture, which has long been a driving force of Japan's manufacturing industry, they hope to once again take on the challenge of creating new products.