October 2017

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Develops Breakthrough In-Car Vehicle Monitoring System

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that it has developed a breakthrough in-vehicle driver monitoring system that has the capability to monitor two people- the driver and the front seat passenger. The system uses one wide-angle camera to simultaneously detect both people for added safety. It is expected that the technology will be available commercially from 2018. Mitsubishi Electric will be showcasing the new driver monitoring system during the 45th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show that is scheduled to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex in Tokyo from October 27 to November 5.

Mitsubish Electric Tests QZSS-Based Autonomous Vehicles

Mitsubishi Electric announced it began field-testing autonomous driving technology on highways using a Centimeter-Level Augmentation Service (CLAS) broadcast from the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). The company will conduct driving tests to verify the possibility of infrastructural driving, using CLAS signals and high-precision 3D maps combined with Mitsubishi Electric’s sensing technologies such as millimeter-wave radar and cameras.