Information and Safety Systems

Fiscal 2013 Topics

New Products and Technologies

Developed the world’s largest projection size* thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD Head-up Display (HUD) for automobiles. This technology is expected to contribute to a reduction in traffic accidents, with the first products to be sold in around 2015.* As of October 2012, based on research by DENSO. Display size is approximately 10 inches with two meters distance from the driver.
Developed a new vision sensor that is 50% smaller than the Company’s previous sensor. It includes necessary sensor capabilities for the previous Lane Departure Warning (LDW) *1 system, as well as the Automatic High Beam (AHB) *2 control system, and is the world’s smallest*3 sensor to include both. Efforts to increase the operating temperature compared with previous sensors were successful, meaning that this is also the sensor with the greatest operating temperature range in the world *3.*1 System to alert the driver when the vehicle is crossing the lane boundary to help avoid accidents caused by changing lane.
*2 System to automatically switch between high and low headlight beams according to the presence or absence of preceding or oncoming vehicles to increase the driver’s visibility at night and avoid dazzling other motorists.
*3 As of July 2012, based on research by DENSO.
Developed world’s largest display panel* by increasing the width from 8 inches to 12.3 inches, allowing two display modes at any time.* The world’s largest mass-produced car display panel as of July 2012.
Developed new laser radar as part of a system for avoiding or reducing the effects of collisions, the first of its kind for compact cars.
Developed a more accurate pedestrian collision detector for the Pop-Up Hood** The hood is raised immediately before a collision with a pedestrian to create a larger buffer space between the hood and hard components, including the engine, and reduce the seriousness of pedestrian head injuries.
Developed new millimeter-wave radar that has a longer and wider detection range, helping to improve responsiveness even when traveling at high speed.

Business Expansion and New Companies

Established a new company that makes instrument clusters in Myslowice, Poland to strengthen manufacturing system in Europe. The new company, DENSO Poland Sp.zo.o, will start production in August 2013.

Results for Fiscal 2013 and Growth Strategies

  FY 2013 FY 2012 Change YoY
Sales (Billions of yen) 576.9 534.6 +7.9%

In fiscal 2014, we will leverage our strengths in millimeter-wave radar, laser radar, cameras, and sonar to coordinate core sensing, control, and human-machine interface (HMI) technologies as a system supplier and develop cutting-edge safety technology.
Also, as we gather increased data about not only safety but also convenience and comfort, improving HMI technologies in cars has become a more important problem to tackle. For this reason, we continue to work on development of communication between cars and between cars and infrastructure.

Main Products

Instrument cluster
Instrument cluster
Car navigation system
Car navigation system

Information and Communications

Instrument clusters
Head-up displays
Integrated climate control panels
Smart keys
Remote keyless entry controllers
Rear and corner sonars
Car security systems
Body ECUs
Tire pressure monitoring system
Remote touch controller
Car navigation systems
Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) on-board equipment
Telematics control units
Advanced vehicle operation system

Millimeter-wave radar
Millimeter-wave radar

Driving Assist and Safety Products

Airbag sensors and ECUs
ABS/ESC actuators and ECUs
Millimeter-wave radars and ECUs for pre-crash safety systems and adaptive cruise control systems
Laser radars and ECUs for adaptive cruise control systems
Cameras and ECUs for Lane Keeping Assist
ECUs for adaptive front lighting systems

Electric Control Components

Sensors and ECUs for Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems
Electric Drive Unit (EDU) for electric Variable Cam Timing (e-VCT) system

Business Group Overview
Powertrain Control Systems
Thermal Systems
Information and Safety Systems
Electronic Systems
Small Motors
Industrial Systems
Consumer Products

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