Technology and Products The AW's Vehicle Information Technology
We pursue the development of a vehicle like a “stallion”, and challenge the development that will lead in our times.
Aisin AW hope to make a "car that boasts both the power and grace of stallion", that will have both an intellect and a flexible but highly-accurate drive system.
In this process, we hoped to develop navigation systems that would become part of the "brain" of automobiles to "provide safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly driving even on the first drive, by voice guidance and vision." As a result, a research institute with seven technicians was established in the Akihabara section of Tokyo in 1985.
We released the world‘s first voice navigation system with audio guide functions in 1992. We have continued developing products with pioneering functions one after another, including “NAVI-MATIC,” a system that controls the AT gear shift based on road information from the car’s navigation system, and “Incremental Map Update System,” which updates map data in the car’s navigation system by sending data of newly opened roads to the system.
State-of-the-art products developed one after another
We have added a hybrid function to conventional car navigation systems using connected technologies to send the latest map data, routes that consider real-time traffic information, and the latest POI*1 data, achieving greater functionality and improved fuel economy based on the map data. We will continue creating products rich in originality by making sustained efforts in new fields such as MaaS*2, big data, and autonomous driving. (※1 POI：Point of Interest ※2 MaaS：Mobility as a Service)
Center of development that continues to create the top navigation systems in the world
The Navi Technical Center was built to facilitate continuous creation of next-generation technologies.
By making each floor a large, open area with an extensive view and by reducing the distance between floors, we created a communication space with a sense of inclusiveness. In addition, by facilitating collaboration between manufacturing, evaluation, and prototyping groups, we created an environment where employees can easily view actual products and facilities, enabling efficient technology development.
We have also established a base in Silicon Valley and routinely dispatch our engineers there to carry out the development of the latest cutting-edge technologies.