Aisin Seiki Co, ADVICS Co, JTEKT Corporation and Denso Corporation today announced that the four
companies have reached a basic agreement to establish a joint venture company to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control.
The company will be capitalised with the participation ratio of Denso (65%) Aisin (25%), ADVICS (5%) and JTEKT (5%).
The automotive industry is in an era of profound transformation, particularly in technologies for electrification, automated driving and connected driving. In the field of automated driving and vehicle dynamics control, greater acceleration in technology development is needed to support the development of future mobility solutions that will revolutionise how society moves.
The integrated ECU manages components, such as sensors, brakes, and steering, which are basic driving functions and critical for automated driving.
Through this joint company, the four Japanese suppliers will focus on expediting the development of more sophisticated software required for larger and more complex integrated ECUs. The four companies bring unique strengths to this endeavor and will work together to develop and provide software for integrated ECUs which best fit each car makers’ needs. Details are still being discussed and the plan is for the new company to launch in March 2019.