Mitsubishi Motors to Establish Innovation Center in Tokyo to Develop Embedded Software for Vehicle
TOKYO, Mar 29, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors plans to establish a new Software Innovation Center in Tokyo to enhance its software development capabilities for advanced next-generation vehicles. The new center, to be opened in fiscal year 2019, will operate as a satellite office of the company's R&D Center at the Okazaki Plant in Japan.
Technologies developed at the Software Innovation Center will ensure Mitsubishi Motors will continues to meet growing demand for vehicles with leading preventive safety functions,as well models with increased electrification and other low-emission systems. The company also aims to develop next-generation technologies such as autonomous driving and connectivity. In addition, Mitsubishi Motors will actively strengthen its software development to deliver technologies that showcase the engineering characteristics of Mitsubishi Motors, including advanced electrification and all-wheel drive control technology deployed in vehicles such as the Outlander PHEV.
The new Software Innovation Center will combine a cutting-edge environment needed for software development, with the ability to coordinate seamlessly with the R&D Center on development. Utilizing its advantageous location in Tokyo, the office will employ international talent, create deeper connections between in-house developers and external organizations. It will ultimately accelerate software development that reinforces the technical capabilities and driving characteristics that customers expect from Mitsubishi Motors.
By expanding its development capabilities, Mitsubishi Motors will ensure it makes a positive contribution to the wider societal changes and business environment impacting the automotive industry. This will enable the company to pursue new possibilities in mobility, to identify areas of new demand and to utilize its research and development skills to produce new cars.
About the new office
Name: Mitsubishi Motors Software Innovation Center (tentative name)
Location: Minato Ward, Tokyo
Business description: Embedded software development for vehicle
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV - the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 - a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200, OUTLANDER, ASX/OUTLANDER SPORT/RVR and XPANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2019 was 1,127,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2018 was 2.27 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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Source: Mitsubishi Motors
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