DENSO to Exhibit at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show
– Highlighting interactive connectivity for a safer, more enjoyable and convenient automotive society –
Kariya (Japan) – DENSO Corporation will exhibit its latest technologies and products, which connect people, vehicles, and society at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show. The show will be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center and will be open to the public from Saturday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 11. DENSO’s global President and CEO Nobuaki Katoh will talk about the company’s latest technological developments at a press briefing in the DENSO booth, on Dec. 1, at 14:55 p.m.
Connecting People, Vehicles, and Society
Resonance 2021, DENSO’s main exhibit, is a cockpit simulator envisioned for the 2021 automotive society. It is designed around the concept of offering optimal systems in a society where people, vehicles and society are safely connected with information communication technologies. The Resonance 2021 exhibit allows visitors to experience how people, vehicles, and communities will “connect” to each other in real time to make driving more convenient and enjoyable.
To help address the global increase in traffic accidents, DENSO also will present safety systems to mitigate accidents and make drivers feel at ease. Some of DENSO active safety technologies that will be displayed include: the Low-speed Collision Avoidance System, which helps prevent collisions; the Automatic Steering System for Parking Assistance, which helps the driver steer the vehicle into a parking space; and, the Lane Departure Warning System, which alerts the driver of potential hazards when the driver changes lanes.
In addition, other DENSO products and technologies that connect people and vehicles to be displayed include: the Remote Touch Controller, which allows the driver to operate the audio system using a mouse-like device; Air conditioning systems and other cabin devices that can be controlled without directly touching them; and, the Drowsiness Detection System that detects when the driver is falling asleep by analyzing the driver’s facial expressions.
DENSO also will display products and technologies that connect vehicles and society, which include: a Sensing System, a technology equipped with sensors to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings; and, the Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperative System, which is based on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technologies.
DENSO’s technologies that connect society and people to be displayed include: ARPEGGIO, a service that connects Smartphones and on-board devices to allow users to safely use Smartphone applications in the vehicle. Some applications include an information search and Internet radio.
In addition to these interactive technologies, DENSO will exhibit eight products including inverters, battery-monitoring units, and electric compressors for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles, which will be essential in the coming age of electric power vehicles.
For the non-automotive area, DENSO will display its Home Energy Management System products and present its comprehensive approach to the future automotive society where people, vehicles and houses are interactively connected.
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, electric, 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, 2011, totaled US$37.7 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.3 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.