A Multi-faceted Approach to Sustainable Mobility

29 October 2021 | Article

DENSO uses its strong position as an automotive technology provider to reshape mobility, including carbon neutrality by 2035 and zero traffic accidents

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 26 October 2021 – DENSO, the world's second-largest advanced automotive technology provider with over 200 facilities in 35 countries and regions across five continents, is determined to reshape the mobility landscape with a multi-faceted approach, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 as well as zero traffic accidents

Take any make and model on the road today, and the chances are that there is a DENSO product powering it or optimizing its performance. DENSO works with the industry's biggest and most trusted global manufacturers, putting it in a unique position to reshape the mobility landscape through its advanced products, systems, and smart mobility solutions. Given that position, DENSO feels responsible and committed to providing means of transport for people and goods which are sustainable and safe.

Addressing these challenges of the current generation requires a multi-faceted approach and combined efforts across DENSO's global technology, research, and manufacturing operations.

Going Green

Going green focuses on enabling cleaner and greener mobility, leveraging DENSO's 'monozukuri' expertise to reduce factory CO2 emissions to zero and optimize the manufacturing process through renewable energy.

Manufacturing is the foundation of DENSO’s business. Through innovations in production and supply and by using CO2 recycling environmental technologies, DENSO wants all its plants to achieve carbon neutrality and use 100% renewable energy.

To reduce CO2 emissions, DENSO focuses on developing of several technologies and BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and FCEVs are all viable routes towards achieving CO2 neutral mobility. On top of that DENSO is working on the development of e-fuels, dynamic wireless power transfer and an electric-VTOL (A vertical take-off and landing) aircraft which can travel in all directions three-dimensionally.

Peace of mind

Peace of mind reflects DENSO’s commitment to safety and well-being and is aimed at achieving zero traffic accidents, enhancing the mobility experience and leveraging DENSO’s technological expertise to address society’s broader needs.

DENSO has provided advanced safety and various advanced driver assistance system equipment such as LiDAR devices and vision sensors since the 1990s  and develops cutting-edge technologies that will make mobility users safer. It wants to reduce the number of car accidents by integrating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems into new vehicles and attaching safety devices to vehicles that are already on the road. DENSO will help cities to build safer infrastructures where obstacles can be detected earlier to avoid accidents.

An estimated 4.2 million people are killed by air pollution each year. As a global leader in automotive air conditioning DENSO will be able to provide safe spaces by 2025 by improving the quality of temperature, sound, air and visual environments.

The decline in the working population is rapidly becoming a major social issue which is expected to have severe impacts in industries such as agriculture, logistics, and manufacturing. DENSO is going to automate the assembly process, increase efficiency in operation management, automate transportation and create comfortable and less stressful working environments in the agricultural sector.

As one of the world’s largest advanced technology providers, DENSO is targeting more than 3 billion euro investment in research and development which demonstrates its firm commitment to helping a transforming industry reinvent and reshape itself.

In the words of Mr Yasushi Mukai, President and CEO of DENSO International Europe, “This is an interesting time for the automotive industry. Society’s priorities are shifting. Our very concept of value is evolving - from parts and components to mobility systems and solutions, from a means of travel to mobility-as-a-service, from personal use to shared and connected mobility, and from the traditional consumption of fuel towards a more sustainable and CO2 neutral utilization of energy.”

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