The Automotive Safety Research Department conducts experiments and research on reducing damage caused by collisions, vehicle maneuverability and braking, lighting performance, automobile information systems and resistance of automobile electronic equipment to electromagnetic waves in order to ensure and improve automobile safety.
Passenger protection and pedestrian protection during collisions, etc.
Steering stability, braking, driver characteristics, etc.
Human interfaces, visual information processing, lighting, etc.
EMC, electromagnetic field analysis, safety of electronic devices, etc.
In the Environmental Research Department, the laboratory conducts experiments and research regarding automobile-related environmental protection and securing the effective utilization of energy; research on automobile exhaust gas measurement and assessment testing methods; takes steps to reduce toxic components found in exhaust gas such as nitrogen oxides and particulates; and places emphasis on technologies such as those to reduce noise and fuel consumption in automobile engines.
Particle measurement, micro tunnels, premixed compression ignition, numerical estimates, etc.
Fuel cells, hybrid technology, DME engines, Natural gas engine, etc.
Tire noise, measurement using the intensity method, railway noise, etc.
Estimation of total amount of greenhouse gases, environmental assessments, fuel simulations, etc.