Aisin Group to show its products at the "2012 Automotive Engineering Exposition"

May. 17, 2012

News Release

Five companies in the Aisin Group* including Aisin Seiki will jointly show products and technologies of the Aisin Group under the three themes of "Improvement of Fuel Efficiency," "Security and Safety" and "Exciting Driving" at the "2012 Automotive Engineering Exposition" to be held at Pacifico Yokohama (Nishi-ku, Yokohama City) from May 23 (Wednesday) to 25 (Friday).

In the "Improvement of Fuel Efficiency" corner, the Aisin Group will introduce products and technologies such as "intermediate locking variable valve timing," which helps to the improve engine efficiency and clean emissions during restarts by expanding the changeable range of the opening and closing timing of the engine's inlet valve, and the "grille shutter" that not only controls air resistance by opening or closing the shutter in the front grille according to the vehicle speed but also helps to warm engine air by opening and closing the shutter according to the ambient temperature.

In the "Security and Safety" corner, the Aisin Group will introduce the cutting-edge technology of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) using a demonstration car, in addition to car navigation-related and brake-related products. The demonstration car will present monitoring technology with a camera that makes it easy for drivers to check around the car for people or bicycles so as to ensure safety. As technology for detecting driver condition and urging him or her to drive safely, visitors can experience "technology that can judge inattentive and drowsy driving."

In the "Exciting Driving" corner, the Aisin Group will introduce products that make "driving" exciting such as "transmissions (AT/MT)" for Toyota 86 and "door stabilizers" that enhance the rigidity of the car body and improve steering response.

*Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Aisin Chemical Co., Ltd., Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Aisin AI Co., Ltd., ADVICS Co., Ltd.

"Intermediate locking variable valve timing "

"Intelligent transport system demonstration car "

■Major products to be exhibited:

"Improvement of Fuel Efficiency" corner
・Hybrid automatic transmission for commercial vehicles
・4WD hybrid transmission
・Small torque capacity continuously variable transmission
・Brake control cooperative with idle reduction
・Cooperative regenerative brake system
・Front grille shutter (First time shown)
・Structural adhesive
・Low specific gravity under-coat
・Intermediate locking variable valve timing (VVT) (First time shown)
・3-stage variable discharge oil pump

"Security and Safety" corner
・Intelligent transport system (ITS) demonstration car (introducing technologies for vehicle surrounding monitor, rear obstacle warning, driver monitor, and bio monitor)
・Line up of ABS/ESC
・NAVIelite (for iPhone/Android) (First time shown)
・"Smart nAVVi Link " application linking between smartphone and car navigation system(First time shown)
・Car navigation system (First time shown)

"Exciting Driving" corner
・Small torque capacity RWD 6-speed automatic transmission
・Medium torque capacity RWD 6-speed manual transmission
・Actuator for active rear steering (ARS)
・Door stabilizer

Panel exhibition for paper presentation
・Development of medium torque capacity RWD 6-speed manual transmission
・Development of one motor HV-AT system for commercial vehicles
・A study in reduction of brake squeal
・Vehicle mass estimation applied to electronic stability control (ESC) for commercial vehicles

Presented at the scientific lecture session of the "2012 Annual Congress (Spring) sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan" to be held concurrently to this exposition