Denso has established the Pittsburgh Innovation Lab, a new US R&D centre designed to strengthen open innovation and enhance technology development that enables automated driving.

Denso started operations in Pittsburgh in July, 2020.

At the Pittsburgh Innovation Lab, the company will conduct research to achieve Level-4 automated driving and develop elemental technologies, including AI. The lab will work in collaboration with local universities and companies in Pittsburgh, which is a growing tech hub.

In recent years, Denso has established six R&D centres in four countries (US, Israel, Canada and Finland) and promoted open innovation activities with universities, research institutes and start-ups.

“Together, these Denso R&D centres and collaborative projects give the company opportunities to attract top talent, rapidly identify and work with new partners and develop the solutions that will make future mobility cleaner, greener and more efficient for all,” said a Denso statement.