Research and Development
Development using a large 3D printer
Broad-based technological development incorporating the perspectives of customers in every corner of the globe.
Aisin Seiki's development initiatives in the automotive field include safety technology to prevent accidents before they happen; environmental technology to boost fuel efficiency and serve the needs of electric and hybrid vehicles; and comfort-oriented technologies for a more pleasant ride. Beyond the automotive field, we are engaged in scientific research on the environment as well as cutting-edge technological research on Artificial intelligence, lasers, etc. Through these far-reaching development initiatives and our capacity to offer not only parts, but systems integrating hardware and software, we are in an ideal position to respond swiftly to increasingly sophisticated and diverse automotive needs.
The latest technology under development
Automatic evacuation to the road shoulder
"This is technology under development to support driving safety by applying a "driver monitor system", which observes the state of the driver by detecting the face direction and opening and closing of eyelids. When a driver becomes unconscious and is deemed incapable of driving, the vehicle switches to automatic operation mode and evacuates to the road shoulder via rear wheel steering, using an "active rear steering system."
"Automatically parks the vehicle autonomously, operated by smartphone. With compact stereo cameras mounted on the front, rear, right and left of a vehicle, this system detects compartment lines on the road surface and obstacles and automatically sets the target parking position by sending instructions through Wi-Fi, etc. from a smartphone and automatically steering and parking in the target position. It helps users when parking to confined spaces, difficult to access and exit from as well as providing parking support for less proficient drivers."