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DENSO is a $44.6 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 200 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 168,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment.

A consistently high level of R&D investment has been central to creating DENSO’s renowned technological expertise in numerous product categories. DENSO spent 10.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

This drives technological innovation which, in turn, generates the next cycle of products.

DENSO‘s fundamental R&D structure is built on a number of organizations in Japan - the DENSO Research Laboratories, Corporate R&D Department, Production Engineering R&D Department, SOKEN, INC., and DENSO IT Laboratory. Each of DENSO’s five key business groups also has independent R&D sections.

DENSO‘s slogan of Long-Term Policy 2030, ‘Bringing hope for the future for our planet, society and all people’ represents  our ambition to contribute to the fields of “green” and “peace of mind” for the sake of customers.

In the field of “green,” we have set our target of achieving a carbon neutral by 2035. Additionally, in the field of "peace of mind", we will remain fully committed to be a leading company providing safety-related technologies, contributing to zero accidents.

Mr. Yoshufumi Kato

Mr. Yoshufumi Kato

Chief Technology Officer



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FISITA Sensing Technology Paper

The FISITA Autonomous HW and SW Technology Cluster issues its first thought leadership paper on Sensing Technology for Autonomous Vehicles.

7 Oct 2021

FISITA Congress 2021 programme introduction

This Spotlight gives a run-down of the FISITA Congress 2021 session titles & speakers, & provides links to posts from the contributors

3 Sept 2021

Congress: Minimising CO2 Emissions using Rideshare Operations Management

DENSO's Yutaro Itoh proposes a novel, rideshare operations management technology to help reduce total CO2 emissions

24 Aug 2021

Join FISITA and collaborate on key technology challenges facing the auto-mobility industry

Join FISITA and collaborate on key technology challenges facing the auto-mobility industry

5 Aug 2021

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Paper + Video

Dr. Eng. Ryunosuke Hamada, DENSO CORPORATION, JAPAN


In recent years, it has become increasingly necessary to reduce CO2 emissions as a countermeasure to global warming. Paris Agreement sets out a global framework to limit global warming to well below 2degC, which needs an extremely huge reduction of CO2 emissions. Therefore, it is critical to deal with the use of automobiles that has a big impact on this problem. On the other hand, since it is difficult to dramatically improve individual vehicle efficiency anymore, new approaches are required to achieve the goal. Because of this background, we, DENSO, are proceeding with development to reduce CO2 emissions not only by performance improvement of individual vehicles but also by operations management or cooperative control of multiple vehicles. In this paper, a rideshare operations management technology reducing the total fuel spend is introduced, where several users going to the common destination share a ride in the same vehicle. In general, it is well known that whole CO2 emissions from multiple vehicles can be reduced if the use of vehicles is reduced with ridesharing. Meanwhile, there is room for an additional reduction of CO2 emissions because, in existing researches, only simple cost functions such as the sum of route costs are minimized without considering vehicle efficiency. Besides, since the vehicles used for rideshare are often heterogeneous with various kinds of powertrain systems, CO2 emissions can be reduced further by taking these characteristics. Therefore, a simulation model including each powertrain characteristics for rideshare operations management is proposed to calculate CO2 emission from each vehicle for each driving route precisely. Then, an optimization problem is formulated by designing a cost function described with the total amount of CO2 emissions calculated with the simulator. Since this problem is complicated, where not only a destination but also users going to the destination must be assigned to each vehicle, mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) is not an appropriate methodology to find the optimal solution. Therefore, an operations management technology has been developed to find the optimal destination and user allocation by incorporating this problem into a constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) for minimizing the total amount of CO2 emissions from multiple vehicles. The effect of this technology has been validated with simulation, showing more than 30% CO2 emissions reductions in some cases comparing with conventional rideshare technologies, where the amount of used vehicles is minimized.

FISITA World Congress 2021

ACM - Automated and Connected Mobility



Rideshare Operations Management for Heterogeneous Vehicles to Minimize Whole CO2 Emissions, F2021-ACM-102, FISITA World Congress 2021

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