Denso Corporation has established the Pittsburgh Innovation Lab, a new U.S. R&D center designed to strengthen open innovation and enhance technology development that enables automated driving.
Denso began operations in Pittsburgh in July 2020.
Denso’s development of automated driving technologies stems from its broader mission to offer safe and secure means of transportation for all people globally. At the Pittsburgh Innovation Lab, the company says it will conduct research to achieve Level-4 automated driving and develop the elemental technologies, including AI, to make it possible. The lab will work in collaboration with local universities and companies in Pittsburgh, which is a growing tech hub.
Denso states it has established six advanced R&D centers in four countries (U.S., Israel, Canada, and Finland) in recent years and promoted open innovation activities with universities, research institutes and startups. Together, these Denso R&D centers and collaborative projects give the company unique opportunities to attract top talent, rapidly identify and work with new partners, and develop the solutions that will make future mobility cleaner, greener and more efficient for all, the company says.