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.
In 1992, the world's first innovative voice navigation system with audio guide functions was developed. The system was adopted to the Celsior, a flagship model car of Toyota Motor Company.
State-of-the-art products developed one after another
The "AV (Audio & Video) Integrated Navigation System," the "NAVI-MATIC," an innovative system that controls the AT gear shift based on road information from the car navigation system, and the "Incremental Map Update System" that updates the map data by delivering data on newly opened roads to the navigational system, were first-in-the-world products developed in 1997, 1998, and 2007 respectively. Our company is playing a chief role in the car navigation industry by creating various products called "car system integrators" that function by providing more than mere road assistance.
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.
Available around the World
The efforts to achieve our dream in "developing a true navigation system that helps drivers safely reach their destinations with ease using accurate map guidance" have produced de facto standard products and led us to play a key role worldwide.
Automobile and automotive electronics manufacturers all over the world are using our products.