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01 November 2018

Denso to open automated vehicle technology centre in Tokyo

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Denso is to open a facility at Haneda Airport in Tokyo in June 2020 to develop and test automated driving technologies.

The company says the site will feature a building and proving ground for mobility systems research and development.

It will also develop automated driving technology researched at its global http://www.itsinternational.com/categories/location-based-systems/news/denso-expands-rd-and-collaboration-with-new-tokyo-facility/ which opened in April.

This office was developed to promote collaboration with Denso’s development partners which include automakers, universities, research institutes and start-ups.

Earlier this year, Denso deployed an R&D team in Israel to develop automated driving, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence in the region.

The team has been collaborating with local companies and universities to develop sustainable solutions and new technologies.

Japan has been the site of other moves towards developing autonomous driving technology this year. Nissan and Dena trialled a robo-vehicle mobility service in the Minatomirai district of Yokohama.

Riders used a dedicated app to choose from a list of recommended destinations through text or voice. The in-car tablet screen displayed nearly 500 places of interest and events in the vicinity.

The trial took place across a 4.5km route between Nissan’s global HQ and the Yokohama World Porters shopping centre.

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