DENSO to Conduct Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Test
DENSO to Conduct Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Tests in China
Kariya, Mar 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation, in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai), will test vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology on public roads in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27.
"As vehicles rapidly increase on China's road and the introduction of public buses increase, communications between vehicles and roadside infrastructure are expected to help make bus transportation smoother and improve fuel efficiency," said Yasushi Yamanaka, DENSO's executive director in charge of the Engineering Research & Development Center.
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 noticing the vehicle an optimal driving speed or an appropriate time to leave a bus stop, 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 and also improve fuel efficiency and help reduce CO2 emissions.
This will be DENSO's second field test in China with Tongji University regarding vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology, following the test conducted in March 2012. In the previous field test, emergency vehicles wirelessly communicated 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 central focus points is Dedicated Short-range Communications (DSRC), which is the primary enabling component of V2X communications.
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 (TSE: 6902), headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 120,000 people in 33 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 totaled US$32.0 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
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