Powertrain Control Systems

The Powertrain group of parts and systems is of core importance to every car

Powertrain Control Systems

The Powertrain group of parts and systems is of core importance to every car. Encompassing all of the components that generate power and deliver it to the road, the term ‘powertrain’ includes the engine, transmission, driveshafts and wheels.


DENSO develops and supplies a wide range of powertrain control systems for petrol engines. We are also continuing to refine the advanced diesel common rail system, which maximises fuel efficiency while contributing to higher power, cleaner emissions and diminished noise.

With the growing requirements to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, vehicle manufacturers are also responding by developing more hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that combine a petrol engine with an electric motor. Since the 1990s, DENSO has worked closely with car manufacturers to develop state-of-the-art components to support complex hybrid vehicle systems – helping to create a new generation of vehicles. The most recent developments include:

  • The world-first diesel injector with integrated sensor. This next-generation common rail system, named i-ART, enables real time measuring of the injection pressure of each injector
  • The Tandem Solenoid (TS) starter for start/stop systems. It allows for restarting even when the vehicle is decelerating
  • The world’s first inverter with a double-sided semiconductor cooling structure. It achieves a power density of roughly two times that of a conventional structure while also reducing costs
  • A compact motor starter – a core component in the motor generators of hybrid vehicles – that is more efficient and smaller than previous models

Main Products: Engine Control

Ignition coils; Magnetos; Spark plugs; Glow plugs; Exhaust gas sensors; Ceramic substrates; Diesel particulate filters; Engine ECUs; Exhaust gas temperature sensors

Main Products: Diesel Injection

Common rail systems; Fuel injection pumps; Nozzles; Fuel filters

Main Products: System Control

Exhaust gas recirculation valves; Variable cam timing; Automatic transmission valves; Knock sensors; Oil flow control valves; Throttle bodies; Vacuum switching valves; Air flow meters; Oil filters; Air cleaners; Integrated air fuel modules; Shift-by-wire actuators; Accelerator pedal modules

Main Products: Engine Electrical

Starters; Alternators

Main Products: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle

Inverters; DC-DC converters; Battery monitoring units


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