Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 14:33 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Denso
DENSO Invests in U.S. Startup Metawave to Deliver Smart Radar for Autonomous Cars
- DENSO will leverage Metawave's technologies to accelerate the development and improve performance of in-vehicle millimeter-wave radar sensors -

KARIYA, JAPAN, May 17, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation has taken a stake in Metawave Corporation, a U.S. startup company that develops cutting-edge, millimeter-wave radar sensing technologies to detect vehicles and pedestrians. Metawave announced on May 15, 2018, it raised an additional $10 million from DENSO, Toyota AI Ventures, Hyundai Motor Company, and other strategic investors.

DENSO will harness Metawave's technologies to accelerate the development of a smart automotive radar system for autonomous cars. Metawave has the core technologies for expanding radar detection range, improving recognition performance and reducing size.

To create a safe future of mobility, DENSO has been working to develop sensors that serve as vehicles' "eyes." Radar, a critical component found in nearly all autonomous cars, drastically improves the vehicle's ability to recognize near-by conditions and objects.

A millimeter-wave radar sensor detects surrounding conditions using radio waves in the millimeter-wave band. The sensors are used in the radar systems to apply the brakes when a collision is unavoidable, and keep a certain distance from a preceding vehicle when driving. DENSO's millimeter-wave radar sensors are used in Toyota's Alphard and Vellfire models, which were released in January 2018 in combination with a vision sensor for recognizing vehicles and pedestrians.

DENSO develops technologies and products to build a safe and secure future of transportation for all people around the world. The goal is to create a society free from traffic accidents.


About Denso

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

Contact:
Sadayoshi Yokoyama, Toshiko Watanabe 
DENSO CORPORATION 
Phone: 81-566-25-5594 
Fax: 81-566-25-4509 
sadayoshi_yokoyama@denso.co.jp 
toshiko_watanabe@denso.co.jp


May 17, 2018 14:33 HKT/SGT
Source: Denso

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Automotive
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.



Denso
June 28, 2018 10:42 HKT/SGT
DENSO to Integrate the Operations of Three Group Companies in South Korea
May 15, 2018 13:41 HKT/SGT
DENSO Releases New Safety Monitor to Reduce Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles
Apr 27, 2018 14:07 HKT/SGT
DENSO Announces Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2018 Financial Results
Apr 18, 2018 14:51 HKT/SGT
DENSO Obtains Stake in On The Road to Accelerate Development of Technology Used in MaaS
Mar 29, 2018 17:06 HKT/SGT
DENSO to Integrate the Management of Two Subsidiaries that Manufacture Parts
Mar 29, 2018 16:50 HKT/SGT
DENSO Brings Advanced Automotive Technology R&D to Israel
Feb 22, 2018 14:22 HKT/SGT
DENSO Leads Dellfer's Initial Funding Round, Supporting Cybersecurity for Connected Vehicles
Feb 21, 2018 19:37 HKT/SGT
Denso: European Commission's Announcement Concerning the EU Competition Law related to Certain Automotive Components
Feb 14, 2018 12:06 HKT/SGT
DENSO Takes a Stake in CREATIONLINE to Strengthen Connectivity Business
Feb 12, 2018 07:22 HKT/SGT
DENSO Taps Technical Expert Takuya Oikawa to Enhance Information and Communications Technology Business
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 10 8405 3688 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: