Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Thursday, 16 September 2021, 13:52 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Applus+ IDIADA and MHI Group to Develop Testing and Verification System for Highly Automated Vehicles
- Target on developing global standard in automated driving test systems, to support automotive OEMs and sensor manufacturers
- Technologies and expertise of 3 Group companies and Applus+ IDIADA will be integrated, and seamless coordination will be achieved between reproducible physical environmental testing and virtual environmental testing

TOKYO, Sept 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Three MHI Group companies have concluded an agreement with Applus+ IDIADA (IDIADA), a Spain-based multinational company that performs engineering, testing and homologation for the automotive industry, on joint development of a testing and verification system for highly automated vehicles. IDIADA has an abundant track record in vehicle development, testing and homologation for automakers in Europe, and is contributing to the formulation of international standards in these areas.


Today, development of automated driving systems is vigorously underway worldwide, and in the years ahead, dramatic capability improvements and increasing adoption of such systems are anticipated. To ensure their safe and secure operation, it must be verified that sensors and systems will function normally under the diverse natural environments that highly automated vehicles will encounter; moreover, needs are expected to increase in the coming years for testing under all possible weather conditions. In response, three MHI Group companies and IDIADA will jointly develop an indoor integrated environmental testing facility enabling high-precision testing of highly automated vehicles under any freely chosen combination of natural environments (snow, fog, rain, glare, etc.) and driving conditions, plus a system that enables comprehensive verification in virtual environments. The aim is to contribute to shortening the development time and reducing development costs of automated driving systems for automotive OEMs and sensor manufacturers.

In developing the targeted integrated environmental testing facility, the three MHI Group companies will each contribute their proprietary technologies: MHI, its radar wave reflection and dispersion control technologies; MHI Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, its environmental testing technologies for air-conditioning and refrigeration units; and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, its system integration technologies relating to automotive testing systems.
MHI Group, as part of its growth promotion strategy delineated in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, is currently taking steps to develop its solutions business in mobility and other new areas. The new project is one of an array of initiatives being taken focused on infrastructure to support "CASE" era automobiles. Going forward, working in collaboration with IDIADA, IDIADA and MHI Group will pursue establishment of a global standard in automated vehicle testing and verification systems as a way of contributing to the broad adoption of safe and secure automated driving systems.

"CASE" is an acronym derived from the words "connected," "autonomous/automated," "shared" and "electric." It refers to the current technological trend in the automotive industry to create next-generation mobility services offering outstanding safety and convenience.

About Applus+ IDIADA

With over 25 years of history, Applus+ IDIADA is a leading engineering company providing design, testing, engineering and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide. Applus+ IDIADA counts on more than 2,500 engineers from over 25 countries specialised in vehicle development. The headquarters, composed of a 360-hectares technical center with its own proving ground and a comprehensive set of laboratories, is located near Barcelona, Spain. The company also has an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 24 countries, which ensures that their clients receive fast and customised services.

IDIADA A.T. (80% owned by Applus+ and 20% by the Government of Catalonia) has been operating under an exclusive contract from the 351-hectare technology centre near Barcelona (owned by the Government of Catalonia) since 1999. The contract to operate the business and use the assets runs until September 2024 and although it is renewable in five-year periods until 2049, it has been decided that there will be no further extensions but a tender for a new 20 or 25 year concession.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on www.spectra.mhi.com.


Topic: Press release summary
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Sectors: Automotive
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2021 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Links

http://www.mhi-global.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/DiscoverMHI

https://www.linkedin.com/company/mitsubishi-heavy-industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Oct 22, 2021 17:14 HKT/SGT
New Carriages for AGT System in Hiroshima Win "GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2021"
Oct 20, 2021 14:55 HKT/SGT
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Successfully Separates and Captures CO2 from Exhaust Gas in World's First Marine-based CO2 Capture System Project
Oct 19, 2021 14:37 HKT/SGT
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Successfully Completes Testing of New "KS-21" Solvent for CO2 Capture
Oct 19, 2021 12:19 HKT/SGT
Mitsubishi Power Receives Order of Two Gas Turbines for the Hunter Power Project in Australia
Oct 11, 2021 10:44 HKT/SGT
MHI: Second Unit of M701JAC Gas Turbine Begins Commercial Operation at GTCC Power Plant in Chonburi Province, Thailand
Oct 1, 2021 11:24 HKT/SGT
Transfer of Mitsubishi Power Business to MHI Completed; Operations will be Integrated into the New 'Energy Transition & Power Headquarters'
Oct 1, 2021 11:01 HKT/SGT
MHI Group Takes Steps to Strengthen its Sustainability Management Structure
Sept 30, 2021 17:01 HKT/SGT
Mitsubishi Power's TOMONI Intelligent Digital Solutions Adopted for Unit 1 of the Joetsu Thermal Power Station in Niigata Prefecture
Sept 27, 2021 11:55 HKT/SGT
MHI is Participating in "The Group of Vienna," an IAEA Initiative to Discuss and Promote Nuclear Technology's Roles in Addressing Social Challenges
Sept 22, 2021 18:11 HKT/SGT
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Partners in New Concession of Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Joint Venture with Keolis and Mitsubishi Corp.
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2021 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 214 890 4418 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 8192 4922 | Singapore: +65 6549 7068 | Tokyo: +81 3 6859 8575

Connect With us: