JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014: Parts Suppliers (2)

Automotive climate control unit and EPS both sharable among different vehicle models



 The Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014 was held on May 21 to 23, 2014, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE). This report introduces parts suppliers' exhibits other than the electric and hybrid vehicle components and technologies that were reported in the previous report.

 Improving fuel efficiency of gasoline-fueled vehicles was one of the main themes at the exposition. Many suppliers displayed ultra-small turbochargers, electric superchargers, exhaust heat recovery systems and high-ignitability spark plugs. Transmissions and electric power steering (EPSs) that are designed to meet new requirements were also exhibited.

 Other exhibits included parts and technologies which meet requirements of automakers' modular strategy. NSK displayed an EPS that can be shared globally among different models. Denso also exhibited the world-first automotive climate control unit for common use among different models.

Related reports:

JSEA Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014: Parts Suppliers (1) (posted in June 2014)
JSEA Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014: new OEM powertrain technologies (posted in June 2014)
JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014: OEM driver assistance systems (posted in June 2014)
Tokyo Motor Show 2013: Suppliers display safety systems and new lighting (posted in December 2013)

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