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With their keen ability to perceive both their surroundings and the intensions of their human masters, stallions have served as humankind's preferred mode of transportation since ancient times.

At Aisin AW, our dream is to make a car more like a stallion. Our automatic transmissions are like the delicate nerves and muscles of the stallion; our car navigation systems, its brain; friendly to the environment like a stallion, our hybrid system. In line with this thought, Aisin AW has been introducing drivetrain systems achieving both high driving performance and environmental friendliness, such as 6 / 8 speed automatic transmissions, CVT and hybrid systems. They have been supplied to Toyota and other car Manufacturers around the world.

Our car navigation systems are currently available globally, and their map database will cover 61 countries/regions within 2010. We have also developed the Navimatic system, which determines upcoming road layout in the vehicle's direction of travel, based on information from the navigation system in order to provide optimized shift control. Only a manufacturer with expertise in both automatic transmissions and navigation systems like Aisin AW could produce an innovative product such as this one.

Yoshinari Kuwayama
Executive Vice President

Mr. Kuwayama was born in Japan in 1958 and lives in Tokoname, Aichi, Japan. In 1981, he graduated from Nagoya University in Aeronautical Engineering. In the same year, he started his carrier at AISIN-WARNER Ltd. who changed its name to AISIN AW in 1988, where he mainly engaged in Research and Development of Automatic Transmission.  In 1991, he transferred to AW EUROPE S.A.  In 2003, he was appointed General Manager of Product Engineering Department. In 2006, he transferred to Quality Assurance Department. In 2008, He became President at AW EUROPE S.A., AW TECHNICAL CENTER EUROPE S.A., and Associate Officer at AISIN AW Co., Ltd. In 2013, he became Managing Officer and Director in 2015. In 2018, he became Executive Vice President.

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