The 95th May Festival
Drive the Plarail!
The University of Tokyo Plarailers

About this project

Plarail driving experience

You can experience driving from the perspective of the driver's seat of Plarail using a tablet. Plarail can be started, shifted, and stopped remotely.

Automatic operation of Plarail

In addition to the vehicle that you will experience driving, Plarail that automatically drives will run. It operates automatically so that it does not collide, or it is evacuated at the station.

Operation according to the traffic light

A traffic light is displayed in the driving experience. You can overtake or evacuate an autonomous vehicle at a station by starting at a green light and stopping at a red light.


Detail of this Project

Can Entry or Exit during the Event


Both Days All Day



About this organization

The University of Tokyo Plarailers

Pralarers is a manufacturing circle that has been active since January 2019. Our mission is to remodel the Plarail to reproduce the actual railway system. So far, we have exhibited a total of 5 times at the May Festival and the Komaba Festival. We have developed an operation system according to Plarail's diagram, a remote control system using the Internet, and an image recognition system. Above all, the driving experience of Plarail has become a popular project that attracts visitors every time. We will continue to make interesting things using Plarail!


About the Information Session for Participants of the May Festival (the 1st Information Session)

Date, Time and Location

  • February 3rd (Fri.) 2023 7:30 p.m. (meeting time 7:25 p.m.)
    at Room 211, 1st floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus
  • February 4th (Sat.) 2023 1:00 p.m. (meeting time 12:55 p.m.)
    at Room 1321, 2nd Floor, Bldg. 13, Komaba Campus


Those who wish to participate in the 96th May Festival need to attend one of the sessions.

The Information Session will be held in both Japanese and English.

Contact us via email ( ) if you have any questions.

Information about the 96th May Festival is also posted on our Official Twitter ( @gogatsusai ).

We are looking forward to your participation.