DENSO Corp. began testing advanced driving support technology on a public road in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, this past June. DENSO is testing automated driving scenarios in a single lane and testing automatic lane changes, as well as other driving maneuvers. The company’s goal is to develop technologies that reduce driver workload and assist in safe driving.
Previously, DENSO tested this technology on its test course in Japan. DENSO’s goal with public road testing is to identify, analyze and solve real-life problems that do not occur on the test course.
DENSO is conducting these field tests as part of the activities led by the Vehicle Safety Technology Project Team to reduce traffic accidents. The Project Team is organized by the Aichi Prefectural Government and involves companies and organizations operating in the prefecture.
DENSO believes development and commercialization of this technology will help prevent traffic accidents and contribute to increasing safety on today’s roads.