KARIYA (Japan) — DENSO, in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai), will test its second vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) field test vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology on public roads in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China, from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27.
V2I Field Test in China: Public Buses
Through communications between public buses and roadside infrastructure, buses will be able to pass through traffic sections without stopping at a traffic light by detecting the optimal driving speed, departing at the best time, or by changing the traffic light when the public bus is approaching. The experiments are intended to help improve the traffic flow of public buses while also improving fuel efficiency and help reduce CO2 emissions.
The previous V2X field test, conducting March 2012, enabled vehicles to wirelessly communicate with surrounding vehicles and roadside infrastructure to give the right-of-way to authority vehicles in case of emergency and to help prevent vehicle collisions.
DENSO and V2X Technology
DENSO has been globally researching and developing V2X technology since 2003. One of our main focuses is Dedicated Short-range Communications (DSRC), which is the primary enabling component of V2X communications.
DENSO and V2X Testing in Ann Arbor, Mich.
DENSO’s V2X technology also is being tested in a year-long Safety Pilot Model Deployment test in Ann Arbor, Mich. The United States Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute launched the technology test in August 2012. DENSO is providing two types of DSRC devices 1) An integrated original equipment device used on light vehicles, and 2) An aftermarket retrofit device equipped on light vehicles, heavy trucks and buses.
Test Track in Japan
At its test track in Japan, DENSO has simulated an urban road environment to check the communication performance and to develop and evaluate applications with actual vehicles. The results have been used to develop in-vehicle devices which have been provided to various demonstration experiments involving collaboration among automakers and government agencies in Japan, the U.S., and Europe.
DENSO is globally committed to helping bring V2X technology to market in an effort to greatly improve safety, improve traffic flow and reduce CO2 emissions.
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, 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, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 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, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com
In North America, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012