DENSO Conducts Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Tests in China

DENSO Conducts Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Tests in China

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation, in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai), will test vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology on public roads in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27.

“As the number of vehicles rapidly increases on China’s roads and more and more public buses appear, communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure is expected to help make bus transportation smoother and improve fuel efficiency,” said Yasushi Yamanaka, DENSO executive director in charge of the Engineering Research & Development Center.

V2I Field Test in China: Public Buses

Through communication between public buses and roadside infrastructure, buses will be able to pass through traffic sections without stopping at a traffic light by advising the driver of  an optimal driving speed or an appropriate time to leave a bus stop, or by changing the traffic light when the public bus is approaching. The experiments are intended to help improve the traffic flow of public buses and also improve fuel efficiency and help reduce CO2 emissions.

This will be DENSO’s second field test in China with Tongji University regarding vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology, following the a conducted in March 2012. In the previous field test, emergency vehicles wirelessly communicated with surrounding vehicles and roadside infrastructure to give the right of way to authority vehicles in case of emergency and to help prevent vehicle collisions.

DENSO and V2X Technology

DENSO has been globally researching and developing V2X technology since 2003. One of our central focus points is Dedicated Short-range Communication (DSRC), which is the primary enabling component of V2X communication.

At its test track in Japan, DENSO has simulated an urban road environment to check the communication performance and to develop and evaluate applications with actual vehicles. The results have been used to develop in-vehicle devices which have been provided to various demonstration experiments involving collaboration among automakers and government agencies in Japan, the U.S., and Europe.

DENSO is globally committed to helping bring V2X technology to market in an effort to greatly improve safety, improve traffic flow and reduce CO2 emissions.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com