DENSO Corporation, the world's second largest mobility supplier, has opened a new research and development lab in Seattle focused on the development of connected technologies and the company’s Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform. The Seattle Innovation Lab supports DENSO's recent expansion into software-based solutions to complement its hardware expertise, bolsters its North American R&D strategy, and helps actualize its long-term plan aimed at creating new value for future mobility.
MaaS involves the integration of various forms of transportation services through connected technologies that are accessible on-demand to travelers. In this area, DENSO is already developing cloud computing technology that collects and analyzes data from carsharing fleets and shares it with mobility service providers via the cloud to help improve fleet management. At DENSO's Seattle Innovation Lab, the company will collaborate with the city's many tech companies and universities to further develop its cloud computing technology, including edge computing for automated driving, and speed its platform development for MaaS systems.
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