Kariya (Japan); August 30, 2018
Aisin Seiki Co Ltd, ADVICS Co Ltd, JTEKT Corporation and Denso Corporation have agreed to form a joint venture company to develop integrated ECU (electronic control unit) software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control. Denso, Aisin, ADVICS and JTEKT will have 65 per cent, 25 per cent, 5 per cent and 5 per cent stake respectively in the JV.
The automotive industry is in an era of profound transformation, particularly in technologies for electrification, automated driving and connected driving. In the field of automated driving and vehicle dynamics control, greater acceleration in technology development is needed to support the development of future mobility solutions that will revolutionise how society moves.
The integrated ECU manages components, such as sensors, brakes, and steering, which are basic driving functions and critical for automated driving. Through this joint company, Denso, Aisin, ADVICS and JTEKT will focus on expediting the development of more sophisticated software required for larger and more complex integrated ECUs. The four companies bring unique strengths to this endeavor and will work together to develop and provide software for integrated ECUs which best fit each car makers’ needs. The new JV is expected to be launched in March 2019.