DENSO has announced that it will be sponsoring the World Congress Experience (WCX19) for the nineteenth consecutive year when the automotive conference kicks off later this month. The company will also be participating in a panel discussion that will focus on Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems and other technologies that will be integral to the development of self-driving cars.
“As a leading automotive supplier committed to a mobility-driven future, we value opportunities to exchange wisdom with others in the field,” said Bill Foy, the Senior Vice President of R&D at DENSO’s North American headquarters. “This is an opportunity for industry leaders to come together and discuss the trends shaping the future of automotive.”
Those trends include electronic vehicles, automated vehicles, and connected smart cars. DENSO is currently working to develop biometric voice recognition technology that will be able to identify different voices in the cabin (even while music is playing), and is a founding member of the Digital Olfaction Automotive Consortium establishing standards for odor measurement.
DENSO has been exploring connected car tech in collaboration with NEC. The company also acquired InfiniteKey to develop virtual key technology that would allow drivers to access their cars with their mobile devices.
SAE International’s World Congress Experience runs from April 9-11 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.