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Source: Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi Automotive Systems to Introduce Next-generation Mobility Tech, Including Autonomous Driving and Electrification Systems
- Chongqing International Auto Parts and Service Exhibition 2018 -

TOKYO, Sept 10, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its regional headquarters in the People's Republic of China, Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd., will organize a booth at the Chongqing International Auto Parts and Service Exhibition 2018, to be held at the Chongqing International Expo Center (Chongqing, China) from September 19 (Wednesday) to September 21 (Friday). At this expo, Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) will introduce various technologies, including autonomous driving and electrification technologies necessary for achieving next-generation mobility, and system technologies, including those for further enhancing the efficiency of internal combustion engines to improve fuel efficiency.

China is the world's largest automotive market. Chongqing, a city located in the inland region of China, is one of the country's leading vehicle production cities with annual production having reached around 3 million vehicles. Hitachi Automotive Systems established Hitachi Automotive Systems (Chongqing) Ltd. in Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing City, in April 2016 to address requests for local support from automakers. The company is aiming to expand its business, manly for chassis products, which earn high praise from local customers.

At the Chongqing International Auto Parts and Service Exhibition 2018, the company's exhibition booth will mainly focus on eco-cars and autonomous driving technologies, for which demand is expected to grow in China moving forward. The Hitachi Automotive Systems showcase will be located at Booth B093 in Hall N2. A wide range of products and services offered by the Hitachi Automotive Systems Group will be introduced. This includes compact stereo cameras and autonomous driving ECUs(1) that support autonomous driving systems, as well as motors, inverters and other electronic powertrain system technologies, which are the core components of electric vehicles, and also engine powertrain system technologies, including variable valves, which are used to achieve highly efficient internal combustion engines.

(1) ECU: Electronic Control Unit

About Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the development, manufacture, sales and services of automotive components, transportation related components, industrial machines and systems, and offers a wide range of automotive systems including engine powertrain systems, electric powertrain systems and integrated vehicle control systems. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi-automotive.co.jp/en/.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

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