DENSO Corporation, to strengthen the development of connected technologies and advance its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, has opened Seattle Innovation Lab.
The lab is part of DENSO’s global R&D strategy aimed at enhancing its R&D prowess worldwide. The strategy includes the recent opening of a similar Innovation Lab in Montréal, Canada, focused on advanced technology like artificial intelligence (AI), and developmental contributions from its other satellite R&D locations in Finland, Israel and San Francisco.
The role played by lab are as follows:
• The lab would support the company’s recent expansion into software-based solutions to complement its hardware expertise, bolster its North American R&D strategy and help actualize its long-term plan aimed at creating new value for future mobility.
• It will also further DENSO’s exploration of new business domains, like MaaS, involves the integration of various forms of transportation services through connected technologies, to propel its technology development and contribute to better, safer and more sustainable transportation solutions.
• At Innovation Lab, the company will collaborate with the city’s many tech companies and universities to further develop its cloud computing technology, including edge computing for automated driving, and speed its platform development for MaaS systems.
“Our Seattle Innovation Lab will play a key role in shaping DENSO’s technology for current and new customers, regionally and around the globe,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters. “As we continue to innovate in emerging fields, we are changing what is possible for the future of transportation and mobility, and setting the course for how we achieve it.”
Source: Press Release