DENSO Corporation is helping Toyota Motor Corp. make its next generation Prius safer, more fuel efficient and greener for the environment. DENSO has worked with Toyota to develop new hybrid, sensing and thermal technologies that help improve the safety, comfort and environmental performance of Toyota’s new Prius, which launches in Japan in December and in other regions around the world early 2016.
DENSO has developed the world’s first fuel injection system that uses newly developed control technologies, ensuring the same fuel economy and environmental performance as conventional fuel injection systems, thus cutting costs.
Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed the world’s first integrated air intake throttle valve and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, halving the size of conventional models and requiring fewer components, thus reducing costs. The new unit will be installed in a diesel passenger vehicle to be sold in Europe from later this year.
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Introducing the World’s First Electric Refrigerator System for Heavy-duty Trucks Using a Hybrid Unit
Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) and DENSO Corporation (DENSO) have jointly developed the world’s first electric refrigerator system for heavy-duty trucks using a hybrid unit. The newly developed electric refrigerator system uses energy generated while driving or regenerated energy from the hybrid unit to operate the refrigerator’s compressor. This substantially reduces the amount of fuel normally used to drive the engine to operate the compressor, thus reducing CO2 emissions as well. Compared to refrigerated trucks that use an auxiliary engine to operate the compressor, the new system is quieter, and contributes to an approximately 150kg weight reduction.
The world’s first automotive climate control unit that can be used across vehicle models. Many of the subcomponents such as air mix door, servo motor and blower fan were newly developed, which enabled to reduce the unit’s size by 20 percent compared to DENSO’s conventional model, and significantly standardized the unit. The new smaller, lighter climate control unit with higher performance can also be used in eco-friendly cars. For instance, for stop/start systems, the evaporator in the unit can be replaced with a cold storage evaporator, and for hybrid and electric vehicles the heater core can be replaced with a heat pump air conditioning system. Also by changing the blower fan to two layer structure, to take in external air and circulate internal air simultaneously, the air conditioning system could be used for vehicles with limited heat sources.
DENSO Corporation has developed a new diesel common rail (DCR) fuel injection system with the world’s highest injection pressure of 2,500 bar. The new DCR system will launch to market later this year on passenger, commercial, agricultural and construction vehicles worldwide.
DENSO Corporation has developed a smaller and more cost-effective laser radar, which is an active safety technology that will help avoid low-speed collisions. DENSO’s new laser radar is used as a sensor for the Smart Assist System of the Daihatsu Move, a compact vehicle released in the Japanese market last December.
To eliminate traffic accidents, DENSO has developed and commercialized other safety technologies that protect occupants and prevent accidents under the motto of “Everyday Confidence, Extraordinary Safety.” DENSO is committed to developing and refining technologies to help create a safer automotive society for people worldwide.
DENSO Corporation today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement for its Super Junction Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (SJ MOS) transistor manufacturing technology, with Tokyo-based New Japan Radio Co., Ltd – a company that manufactures semiconductors and electronic components.
DENSO’s new technology realizes a power semiconductor device with the world’s lowest level of on-resistance, which results in an improvement in efficiency and a smaller power device.
DENSO Corporation has developed a pedestrian collision detection sensor for the Pop-up Hood. The new sensor more precisely detects head-on collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, enabling the Pop-up Hood to operate more accurately.
DENSO’s new sensor consists of two pressure sensors and a hollow polyethylene housing that is installed across the entire front bumper.
In a head-on vehicle/pedestrian collision, these pressure sensors precisely detect the increase in internal pressure of the hollow housing as the bumper deforms, regardless of the collision position on the front bumper.
Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed the world’s first integrated, in-vehicle wireless cell phone charger, in collaboration with Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS).
DENSO’s Qi-compatible wireless cell phone charger will make its world debut in North America on the 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited as part of the available technology package.
The wireless cell phone charger is manufactured at the company’s DENSO Wireless Systems America facility, located in Vista, California.
DENSO Corporation has developed a new and higher-performing millimeter-wave radar.
It has a longer and wider detection range, which helps improve the responsiveness of an active safety technology, such as Pre-crash Safety (PCS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems.
The new millimeter-wave radar system is available as a factory option on the Mazda6, which was launched in Europe and Japan this past fall, and is planned to be introduced to markets worldwide.
As DENSO is focused on developing technologies that help keep a driver’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, it has developed the world’s largest projection size TFT LCD Head-up Display (HUD).
HUD technology projects important information such as vehicle speed, onto the windshield so drivers can obtain critical information while keeping their eyes on the road.
DENSO plans to introduce the new larger-display HUD to the global market in the 2015 timeframe.
DENSO Corporation has developed a lithium-ion battery pack that further increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles with stop/start systems.
The new battery pack allows the stop/start system to use more regenerative power than current conventional systems that use a single lead-acid battery.
DENSO will continue its efforts to expand these technologies to other automakers and other regions in the world.
DENSO Develops Cold Storage Evaporator that Limits the Rise in Cabin Temperature During an Idle Stop
DENSO Corporation has developed a Cold Storage (CS) Evaporator, which limits the increase in vehicle cabin temperature during an idle stop when stop/start technology is deployed.
The newly developed CS Evaporator is equipped with a cold insulator, located in the heat exchanging area. This insulator stores cold energy to be used to cool in-vehicle cabin air while the engine and air-conditioning cycle is off in the idle-stop state.
TMC and DENSO Announce the Development of a Device Enabling Real-time Vehicle Data Collection and Transmission
A fun, entertainment-creating device to be fitted on the ‘86’ sports car.
DENSO Corporation (DENSO) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the joint development of an onboard communications network device that can take data gathered while driving and apply it to create a virtual simulation that enables a new way to enjoy driving.
Furthermore, software makers can use the data to create games.
DENSO Corporation has developed a new vision sensor that is 50 percent smaller than the company’s previous sensor. The new sensor, which is used in active safety systems with Automatic High Beam (AHB) Control Systems and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Systems, is the world’s smallest of its kind. In addition, the sensor can perform at a higher operating temperature compared to the previous model, making this the greatest operating temperature range in the world.
DENSO Corporation has developed a refrigerator system for light-duty hybrid trucks that contributes to better fuel efficiency while maintaining low-level freezer/refrigerator temperatures when the vehicle is idling at a stop light or in other traffic situations.
In addition to a conventional compressor driven by the engine via a belt, the new system uses an electric compressor powered by the battery unit of the hybrid vehicle. These two compressors are designed to automatically switch from one to the other while the engine is running or stopped.
Fuji Electric, DENSO, Toyota Tsusho, FamilyMart, Takamiya, and Yamato Transport to Conduct Demonstration Test of Energy Management Systems for Commercial Facilities in Fukuoka, Japan
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., DENSO Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, FamilyMart Co., Ltd., Takamiya Corporation, and Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. will jointly conduct a demonstration test in Kita Kyushu City, Fukuoka, Japan, for the development of a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), which will help realize “smart stores” that will contribute to leveling regional electric load, creating a low-carbon society, and using energy more effectively.
DENSO has developed a smaller and more efficient condenser, which helps increase fuel efficiency, while allowing carmakers to have greater design flexibility inside the engine compartment.
Compared to conventional models, DENSO’s new Global Inner-fin Condenser (GIC) is 30 percent smaller.
To achieve the increase in efficiency, DENSO focused on increasing the heat removal performance of GIC.
DENSO Robotics, recognized as the world leader of small assembly industrial robots, launches the new RC8 controller; the smallest industrial robot control in the 3-kw-class. The control fulfills the common security standards ISO and UL, therefore the device functions all around the world.
You can find DENSO Robotics at Automatica Munich from May 22-25. Hall B2, Booth 317
DENSO Develops the World’s First Automotive A/C System Capable of Controlling the Heating/Cooling of the Driver’s Area Only
DENSO Corporation has developed the world’s first automotive air conditioning (A/C) system that is capable of heating/cooling the driver’s area only. DENSO’s new system can separately control the climate in three different cabin zones, the driver, front passenger and rear seat areas, which can help improve overall fuel economy when the A/C is on.
DENSO’s new inline electric (e) compressor will make its global debut on Ford Motor Company’s US-market Focus Electric. It will also appear on the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrids and Energi Plug-in Hybrids, due to hit North American roads in 2012.
In an effort to meet stricter fuel efficiency and exhaust emission regulations worldwide, DENSO Corporation has developed its first EGR cooler for gasoline engines. The newly developed EGR cooler is 30 percent smaller than the smallest one currently available on the market, while offering equal performance.
DENSO Corporation developed a new and more efficient radiator that is 40 percent smaller and lighter, compared to DENSO’s previous radiators. Also, the radiator’s tank is made with a plant-derived resin making it more environmentally friendly than conventional radiators.
― With optional storage battery to better manage power consumption— KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation has jointly developed a home energy management system (HEMS) with TOYOTA Housing Corporation and Misawa Homes Co., Ltd. The HEMS, DENSO’s first such product of its kind, has functions that work with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. It will be […]
KARIYA (Japan) ―To expand its business in the rapidly-growing Indian auto market, DENSO Corporation will establish a technical center in Gurgaon, India, by the end of 2011.
Strengthening powertrain, electronics and electrical system design and development WEGBERG, Germany ― In an effort to strengthen its European capability to design, develop, engineer and test from a vehicle-wide perspective, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Japan-based DENSO Corporation, has expanded its Aachen Engineering Centre (AEC) in Wegberg, Germany. The newly expanded AEC has […]
Strengthening its business foundation in the Middle East and North Africa KARIYA (Japan) ― In an effort to expand the sale of aftermarket products in the Middle East and North Africa, DENSO Corporation will establish an aftermarket sales company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November 2010. The new company, DENSO Sales Middle East & […]
Power consumption of system’s compressor is reduced by half KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation has developed a smaller, lighter and more efficient air-conditioning system for hybrid buses. The air-conditioning system has an integrated electric compressor, which uses about 50 percent less power compared to DENSO’s previous system. Also, the new air-conditioning system has an improved […]
KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation will establish a new company in Tangier, Northern Morocco, Africa, on April 1, to produce car air conditioning systems. The construction of its plant is scheduled to be completed in April 2011. The new company, DENSO Thermal Systems Morocco S.A.R.L., will start operations in December of the same year. The company […]
Using a proprietary voltage control circuit KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation has developed its first battery monitoring unit for lithium-ion batteries used in vehicles. DENSO’s new battery monitoring unit utilizes a newly developed voltage control method that uses a simpler and lower cost voltage control circuit, compared to the widely used voltage control method used in […]
Costs reduced by using 70 percent fewer material types and sharing production lines KARIYA (Japan) ― As part of its ongoing effort to develop low-cost products for emerging markets, DENSO Corporation has developed four heat exchangers for the Indian market. DENSO’s new radiator, heater core, condenser and evaporator use common, locally sourced materials and are […]
Approximately 40 percent lighter than the conventional product KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation has developed one of the world’s lightest starters for small, compact vehicles. The new starter, which is about 40 percent lighter than a conventional starter, finds its first application in the MR Wagon launched by Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan earlier this […]