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For more than 80 years, Hitachi Automotive Systems has fine tuned itself to respond to the automotive equipment needs of the global customer.
As with most technologies the automotive environment has been through vast changes in recent years. These changes have demanded innovations in safety, comfort, eco-friendliness and the adaptability needed to respond to the diverse needs of international markets in the wake of globalization. Hitachi Automotive Systems continues to strive to be a world-renowned systems supplier that is the industry's most trusted global enterprise.
Over the course of 80 years, Hitachi Automotive delved into a wealth of expertise, developed and finessed over an extensive history in the automotive equipment business. All of this, coupled with a world-class reputation in electronics technology was used to strengthen operations in the areas of the environment, safety, and information where automotive systems are concerned.
Business operation was bolstered in 2004 by the company's union with TOKICO, Ltd. and Hitachi Unisia Automotive, Ltd., followed in 2006 by Clarion Co., Ltd. becoming a subsidiary. By 2009, Hitachi Automotive was established as an independent company by the split of Automotive Systems from Hitachi, Ltd. - done to strengthen competitiveness and to speed up management decision-making processes, this led to the accelerated pace of global business development.
Toward the Realization of Autonomous Driving
Autonomous driving is anticipated to benefit us as an effective technology for achieving fewer traffic accidents, less congestion and less load on the environment. It will also provide mobility assistance for the elderly and others.
We will continue our research and development into automated driving assistance systems to create new value for vehicles, people, and society, and the realization of a safer, more affluent world.