"This year's motor show in Japan has been a very special one for us. For the first time since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, it was able to take place again in physical form. Above all, it was also the first trade fair worldwide at which we were present with a specially designed FORVIA stand," said Lonny Chick, Managing Director of HELLA Japan. "This enabled us not only to reach another important milestone in our joint history, but not least to convince many local and regional customers of the powerful technology portfolio of the FORVIA Group."
At the trade fair, HELLA and Faurecia presented a variety of different technology highlights for automotive future trends. From the HELLA portfolio, the exhibits included 77 GHz radar sensors, an indispensable key component for automated driving, as well as the structure-borne sound sensor SHAKE and numerous other sensors that make driving safer, more efficient and more comfortable. In the field of electromobility, a major focus of the trade fair was on the 12V Li-ion battery. This is used in electric vehicles for both quiescent current and redundant power supply; in vehicles with combustion or hybrid engines, it can also replace the lead-acid battery. HELLA additionally presented the innovative Coolant Control Hub, the first product of its kind to bundle all the necessary functions for efficient thermal management in electric vehicles into a single system.
Faurecia's trade fair presentation focused on automotive seats and interior components, among other things, as well as a tank system for light commercial vehicles that stores gaseous hydrogen at 70 megapascals, with a 15 to 20 percent weight reduction through optimization of the carbon fiber structure and a maximum mass density of 7 percent, a lightweight and efficient tank design and storage system. In addition, displays with advanced image processing technology were introduced that maintain visibility even in sunlight and contribute to a reduced power consumption. Other product highlights included camera-based systems that monitor the status of vehicle occupants to promote safe driving, and cameras with proprietary technology such as E-mirrors and Surround View that ensure safety around the vehicle.