Denso Corporation has announced it will open a new office in Minato-ku, Tokyo in April 2018 to conduct R&D on advanced driver assistance (ADAS), automated driving, and connected vehicles. Denso will transfer part of the R&D functions currently located in its head office in Aichi Prefecture and existing Tokyo office to the new facility and expand its workforce to improve R&D capabilities through the early 2020s.

The new R&D office will also work with the head office to organise and lead the operations of Densos satellite R&D bases worldwide. Regional hubs will play a larger role in R&D as Denso decentralises development in 2018 to become more agile and expedite innovation. The new office will collaborate with universities, research institutes, start-ups, and other partners around the world to develop new technologies by leveraging the characteristics of each region, and will formulate and carry out business ideas to develop competitive products that better meet the needs of customers. These partnerships align with Denso's widespread adoption of safety technologies that will play a critical role in the advancement of future mobility.