Aisin Seiki Demonstrating Intelligent, Green Vehicles in Detroit

Aisin ITS demo car

Japan-based, For­tune Global 500 auto­mo­tive parts sup­plier Aisin Seiki is par­tic­i­pat­ing in two intel­li­gent, green vehi­cle dis­plays at the upcom­ing North Amer­i­can Inter­na­tional Auto Show. Its lat­est inno­v­a­tive intel­li­gent trans­port sys­tem tech­nol­ogy will be on exhibit in the show hall. Dur­ing a press pre­view, the AISIN unique demon­stra­tion car will be shown, and it incor­po­rates tech­nol­ogy for safe dri­ving. Fea­tures of the Aisin Human Error Mon­i­tor­ing Sys­tem include: sen­sors buried inside the seat mon­i­tor the driver’s heart rate, breath­ing rhythm, and gen­eral body move­ments for signs of irreg­u­lar behav­ior; an infra-red cam­era posi­tioned on the steer­ing col­umn cover mon­i­tors changes in the driver’s facial expres­sions for atten­tive­ness (face and eye gaz­ing direc­tion) and drowsi­ness (eye-opening measurements).

Aisin Seiki will also spon­sor the “Aisin Drive Green Expe­ri­ence,” dur­ing the Detroit auto show. It offers an elec­tric and hybrid vehi­cle test-drive course, from Mon­day, Jan. 14 to Sun­day, Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. The com­pany has never been to this auto show, and rec­og­nizes it as one of the world’s most promi­nent inter­na­tional auto­mo­tive indus­try shows. Aisin Drive Green Expe­ri­ence is a course spe­cially set up for test dri­ving elec­tric and hybrid vehi­cles, dur­ing a time when global automak­ers are rush­ing to develop and mar­ket these vehi­cles. As a spon­sor, AISIN is help­ing to bring more excite­ment to the event, as well as pre­sent­ing global audi­ences with Japan’s safe and envi­ron­men­tally friendly tech­nol­ogy such as the Intel­li­gent Trans­port Sys­tem Demon­stra­tion and the 2000GT Solar Elec­tric Vehi­cle. The ITS Demo Car is a demon­stra­tion vehi­cle that pro­vides hands-on expe­ri­ence with safety tech­nolo­gies devel­oped by the AISIN Group. These include a sen­sor that detects sleepy or sick dri­vers and sounds alarms or pro­vides dri­ving assistance.