DENSO, a mobility supplier, announced it is investing $1.42 million to launch a Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Dublin, Ohio, designed to enhance transportation. In the project, DENSO is working with a coalition of municipal, state, business and academic partners to test and implement infrastructure technologies, create value-added mobility services, and gather previously untapped data that are vital to increasing road and pedestrian safety and reducing travel times. This initiative supports DENSO’s long-term policy to create new value for advanced mobility and boosts its expansion into software-based solutions as it explores new business domains and new customers.

Mobility is a critical component in communities of all densities and moving toward a more connected society. DENSO aims to be a key resource for new customers in this domain by leading the development of smart mobility ecosystems. These are connected environments that, through wireless devices, cloud computing and a network of sensors, cameras and data, make transportation safer, more sustainable and efficient for those in transit on and around roadways. Such technologies, which are being utilized in Dublin, Ohio, enable collection of real-time traffic data, measurement of transportation patterns, identification of new economic opportunities, optimized governance, and proactive responses to potential issues and crises.

DENSO is currently working with the following partners in Ohio to implement its Smart Mobility Ecosystem:

  • The City of Dublin, an innovative municipality that will beta-test a strategically targeted transportation corridor that includes both roundabouts and signalized intersections.
  • The Ohio State University, whose researchers at its center for Automotive Research will provide a range of smart mobility solutions, including data services and analytics.
  • Connected Signals, creators of predictive V2I technology that makes cars, transit, pedestrians, and cyclists safer and more fuel-efficient.
  • DERQ USA, an AI platform developer that integrates with existing traffic and sensor systems and powers real-time advanced analytics and connected vehicle safety applications to help cities and road authorities eliminate road accidents and better manage traffic. 
  • No Traffic, an AI-powered traffic signal platform that solves today’s traffic management challenges while preparing cities for the connected and autonomous era.