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Toshiba and Denso collaborate on IoT-based manufacturing

Steve Rogerson
May 4, 2017



Electronics giant Toshiba is to collaborate with fellow Japanese company Denso, an automotive components maker, to enhance collaborations in the fields of IoT-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance and automated driving.
 
The collaboration aims to combine Denso’s high level of technology and manufacturing capability accumulated through its experience in the automotive market and Toshiba’s image recognition, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI) and software development technologies, to increase the competitiveness to make it through the paradigm shift that is taking place in the automotive industry.
 
In the fields of advanced driver assistance and automated driving, Denso and Toshiba have jointly developed AI technologies used in image recognition systems. Moreover, the two companies have worked together in a wide range of areas including the development of automotive lithium-ion battery packs and software for electronic control units used in automotive components.
 
Last month, Denso and Toshiba announced a joint venture with Suzuki for producing automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India.
 
Denso and Toshiba say they will collaborate more closely in fields where they can share their visions and speed up the development of technology.