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The automotive industry kicked off the New Year with one of the biggest auto shows in the world. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as the Detroit Auto Show, was attended by almost 807,000 people, January 8-21 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a NAIAS Official Sponsor again this year, joined the show’s new AutoMobili-D exhibit (January 8-12), where automakers, suppliers and start-ups displayed their technologies on autonomous driving, connected car, electric mobility, urban mobility, and mobility services. Clarion Corporation of America and the Automotive Products Lab (APL) of the Global Center for Social Innovation – North America (CSI-NA) joined Hitachi Automotive Systems to demonstrate Hitachi’s autonomous and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.

 

Hitachi’s exhibit featured a branded demo car equipped with Hitachi Automotive Systems and Clarion cameras and sensors. Three large displays on the vehicle’s roof showed pedestrians detected in the vicinity in real-time. Visitors talked with experts from all three participating companies and saw a variety of company videos, including an animated video that demonstrated Hitachi’s latest remote parking technologies, accessible via smartphone application. The newly developed system automatically performs parallel and perpendicular parking as well as garage parking, using stereo and surround view cameras and vehicle control unit technologies. The vehicle has an automatic stop function that operates when its sensors detect pedestrians or obstacles in the vicinity, and the smartphone application provides a real-time display of the vehicle’s surroundings and parking options to enable the driver to operate the vehicle safely.

 

The Hitachi group also hosted two symposiums on the NAIAS’ AutoMobili-D main stage. Speakers included special guests from the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center and consulting firm Roland Berger who spoke on developments and ideas on future technologies for autonomous driving and smart mobility. Hitachi shared how security and big-data would be become much more important in the future as cars become connected to the cloud.

 

January is certainly is a busy month for the auto industry! The week before NAIAS, Las Vegas hosted the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 from January 5-8.  A global consumer electronics and technology, CES has also become a favorite showcase for the automotive industry as well as IoT.

 

 

Here too, the Automotive Products Lab (APL) of the Global Center for Social Innovation – North America (CSI-NA) joined Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Clarion Co. Ltd., to present and demonstrate Hitachi’s Remote Parking System.   Many auto makers were invited to experience the Remote Parking System at Hitachi’s special booth at CES.  The newly developed parking system automatically performs parallel and perpendicular parking as well as garage parking, using surround view cameras and vehicle control unit technologies. The vehicle has an automatic stop function that operates when its sensors detect pedestrians or obstacles in the vicinity. On the smart phone screen, the system provides a real-time image display of what is around the vehicle to enable the driver to operate the vehicle safely. Guests experienced the convenience of the system and were delighted by sensor accuracy enabling parking in very narrow spaces.  Hitachi also displayed controllers, sensors, communication units as well as security technologies.

 

Hitachi’s Technology for Autonomous Parking-Easier & Tighter

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