Tier One auto supplier to unveil autonomous concept vehicle at CES

Tier One auto supplier to unveil autonomous concept vehicle at CES

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By Rich Pell

The “i-mobility TYPE-C20” is an automated, bus-like ride-sharing vehicle designed for future community use. It’s equipped with technologies from three of the company’s focus areas: connected, automated, and electrification:

  • Connected: An in-cabin monitoring system and location-based data combine to provide transportation that aligns with specific user needs and destination. The system also connects with external information resources, meaning on-screen graphics can change and respond to rider interest and local attractions.
  • Automated: The driverless vehicle is intended for short destinations, such as visits to the local shopping mall. By using a number of sensors, i-mobility TYPE-C20 detects obstacles outside the vehicle to provide safe and comfortable mobility. A slim, durable AISIN-proprietary electric ramp extends for safe and convenient boarding access for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Electrification: The zero-emission i-mobility TYPE-C20 uses various AISIN products designed for EVs, such as AISIN’s eAxle; regenerative brake system; electric ramp and lower, rail-free power sliding doors; and heat management and optimal thermal control. These products all allow more space for a larger battery providing extended range.

In addition, says the company, it will introduce services that use information collected from its wide range of core, functional vehicle products. Examples of services include detecting road surface conditions by using location information platforms (such as the logistics support system based on car navigation technology) and actuator information technology.

The company says it will also demonstrate a personal mobility product, the ILY-Ai – offered as the world’s first multi-functional, electric intelligent personal mobility vehicle. ILY-Ai is capable of human image recognition, and its built-in intelligent safety system, which is based on robotics technology, prevents it from colliding with people or things. With an optimized route search based on vehicle navigation technology, says the company, ILY-Ai easily supports users’ travel in a shopping scenario with AI.

Finally, the company will also be showing its popular frame-model product demonstration vehicle, the i-mobility Type-T, which is equipped with a wide range of the latest products in the AISIN Group lineup.


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