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Clarion to showcase products at Auto China 2016

2016/04/11

Digital camera that supports safe and secure driving
along with the first full digital sound system for China

Clarion Co., Ltd. (President and COO: Hidetoshi KAWAMOTO; hereinafter "Clarion") will be showcasing products at the 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2016, held from April 27, to May 4, in Beijing, China) where Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd., the China Regional Headquarters for Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. will have a booth.

Under the theme of "Moving Forward! to the future where people, vehicles, and society are linked," the Hitachi Group booth (booth number: W1-W04) will exhibit advanced technologies that contribute to the evolution of next-generation vehicles, such as autonomous driving and the connected car. Dongguan Clarion Orient Electronics Co., Ltd., Clarion's local Chinese affiliate will showcase in-vehicle digital cameras that support safe and secure driving in the Advanced Driver Assistance System Corner of the booth. In addition, Clarion will also showcase an in-vehicle full digital sound system which reproduces high fidelity original sounds and features stunning high-response sound. This product is the first to be commercialized in the world by Clarion and will be released in Japan, the United States, Europe and Australia in late April.

In China, the world's largest automobile market, social needs are growing for improvement in the environmental and safety performance of automobiles amid continuous increase in the sales volume of automobiles. Backed by its strengths in mechatronics and control technologies, Hitachi Automotive Systems is contributing to environmental protection and reduction in traffic accidents. In the environmental area, the company is active in the fields of high-efficiency engine systems including direct injection engine systems and valve timing control, as well as electric drive systems such as motors, inverters, and lithium-ion batteries that provide power to electric vehicles. In safety, the company is presenting drive control systems for vehicle suspension, steering, and braking that enhance the fundamental vehicle functions of accelerating, turning, and stopping. As for recognition, control, and drive technologies that support advanced safety driving, the company offers the stereo camera, Electric Control Unit (ECU) for autonomous driving, and the electric drive actuator for "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" (ADAS). The Hitachi Group booth will exhibit the following.

Advanced Driver Assistance System Corner

ADAS functions that are introduced here, with video, include omnidirectional sensing, traffic sign and traffic light recognition, blind spot detection, prediction of pedestrian movement and control, and real-time and high-precision overlay of map information.

Synergy Solutions Corner

Technologies that utilize the synergies of the Hitachi Group for a low-carbon society are introduced here. These include a high-efficiency engine system featuring an engine control unit to increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines, electric drive systems to support electric drive vehicles with key components such as motors, inverters, and lithium-ion batteries, and many other products.

Motor Sports Corner

Display monitors will show footage of powerful and exciting races of Team Penske, an American IndyCar team that the Hitachi Group has been sponsoring since 2012, as well as of the Japanese Super Formula Championships races that are highly popular in Japan.

Motion Ride Theater

This is a large-screen driving simulator that allows 10 people at a time to experience driving an IndyCar or Super Formula race car that incorporates Hitachi Automotive Systems’ Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

booth Outside image of booth
  • surroundeye Digital camera images
  • FDS Full Digital Sound System
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