Denso Corporation, via its NSITEXE subsidiary, is investing further in AI hardware start-up ThinCI to accelerate commercialization of semiconductors with deep learning capabilities. ThinCI, based in El Dorado Hills, California, is said to be in the final phase of developing an adaptable series of hardware platforms and software for deep learning and vision processing, suitable Read More..
Denso Corporation has agreed to establish a joint venture with Aisin, Advics and Jtekt to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control. The four companies, with their roots in Japan, aim to launch the new firm in March 2019. Denso is providing 65 pc of the capitalization, with Aisin adding 25 Read More..
Denso has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, and will work with its network of start-ups to accelerate developments in connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification. Plug and Play is now operating in 26 global locations, connecting start-ups and industry stakeholders; Plug and Play Japan has already partnered with the Japan-based Denso Corporation Read More..
DENSO Corporation has taken an equity stake in On The Road Co. Ltd., with a view to accelerating development of technologies for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Its investment of around 160 million yen (about $1.5 million) gives it a stake of just under 15%. On The Road – like DENSO, based in Aichi prefecture, Read More..
Toyota Motor, in a new venture, will step up its development efforts in the area of software for automated driving. The Japanese automaker said its Toyota Research Institute will form a new company later this month called Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development” (TRI-AD). It will partner with suppliers Aisin Seiki and Denso to joinly develop fully-integrated, production-quality Read More..
Denso and Silicon Valley technology company Xperi will jointly develop next-generation driver status monitoring systems aimed at the commercial vehicle market as well as Level 3 autonomous cars. The Japanese automotive supplier said it will work with FotoNation, an Xperi company, to significantly improve the driver status monitoring systems it is already making. The technology Read More..
Toyota Motor has formed a partnership with Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT to better handle the huge data volumes that are expected to move in and out of tomorrow’s cars. The carmaker also said it had formed a dedicated “Connected Technologies” unit for its North American division. The big data consortium’s objective is “to develop Read More..
Denso has agreed with other shareholders to take majority control of Fujitsu TEN, a Japanese maker of infotainment and automotive electronics equipment. Fujitsu TEN currently is majority owned by electronics group Fujitsu, which has a 55 pc stake in the company. Carmaker Toyota Motor holds 35 pc and Denso has a 10 pc stake. Following Read More..
Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls. In 2015, companies especially targetedÂ emissions technologies, autonomous driving systems and alternative powertrains, the strategy consultants said Merger and acquisitions examples cited include Robert Bosch’s battery technology startup SEEO Read More..
A new ranking of the world’s 100 biggest automotive suppliers surprisingly puts Germany’s Continental at the top of the list, above mainstays such as Robert Bosch and Denso. The ranking, published by Germany’s Automobil Produktion, looks at revenue – in dollars – generated directly by sales to the automotive industry and doesn’t consider a company Read More..