AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2014 Concluded with a Breakthrough Achievement

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TOKYO--March 10, 2014: AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2014 (a combined exhibition of 4 specialised shows for advanced automotive technologies) took place in Tokyo from January 15 to 17, expanding the scale by 20%. [432 exhibitors and 18,469 visitors]

Outline AUTOMOTIVE WORLD has been expanding its coverage to wider range of technical challenges for automotive engineers. It started from Automotive Electronics and expanded to EV/HEV Technology, Weight Reduction and Connected Car. Adding the most important issues at the time, it has established its position as the must-attend show to keep up with the cutting-edge technologies and trends in the automotive industry. Also, co-held Technical Conference further enhanced it, addressing the hottest topics spoken by industry leaders. (4,283 attendees in 2014) >>Program

Great support and attendance from major OEM & Tier 1 AUTOMOTIVE WORLD gathered unrivalled number of engineers and decision makers from Japanese/Asian OEM and Tier 1 (several hundred professionals from each of the Japanese top 3 OEM, TOYOTA, NISSAN and HONDA), gaining huge support from their top management. The great example is the Advisory Committee, consisting of executives of TOYOTA, NISSAN, HONDA, MAZDA, MITSUBISHI, GM JAPAN, KEIHIN, DENSO, HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, CONTINENTAL, BOSCH, MAGNA and so on. Achieving high quality and quantity of visitors, the show achieved very high level of exhibitor satisfaction, which led to the fact that most of the exhibitors applied for the next show during the 2014 show.

Exhibitors and exhibits The following areas showed especially robust growth and gathered large attention.

[ADAS/Autonomous Drive] Featuring the hottest topics, new “Driver Assistance/Autonomous Driving System Zone” was launched. A large number of demonstrations and interactive exhibits of autonomous driving technologies were seen inside the exhibit halls and also at the special exhibit “Autonomous Vehicle Exhibit Corner”.

[Semiconductor and Electronic Components] The main aisles were lined with large booths by leading companies for the core technology of automotive electronics – semiconductor (ALTERA, FREESCALE, INFINEON, RENESAS ELECTRONICS, ROHM, STMICROELECTRONICS, XILINX, etc.), electronic components (FDK, MURATA MANUFACTURING, NICHICON, NIPPON CHEMI-CON, RUBYCON, TAIYO YUDEN, etc.) and many others.

[Weight Reduction] Weight Reduction was one of the fields which showed the most powerful growth (35% growth from 2013). Especially, concept cars made by new and advanced materials exhibited by leading material manufacturers gathered huge attention.

[Technologies for eco-friendly vehicles back in the spotlight] With practical use of fuel cell vehicles on the horizon, technologies for eco-friendly vehicles are back in the spotlight. Many exhibitors presented the latest technologies applicable not only to EV and HEV but also to FCV.

Next show AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2015 will take place from January 14 to 16, 2015 in Tokyo. Not only it aims to expand the scale again by more than 10% (570 exhibitors), a new show “1st Automotive Components Processing Technology Expo” is newly launched inside it.

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