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Mitsubishi Electric's automotive equipment technologies are at the core of many general, hybrid and next-generation clean-energy vehicles made by the world's major automobile manufacturers. In addition to supplying CPUs (the brain center of automotive electronics), alternators, starters, electric power-steering systems and car multimedia systems, Mitsubishi Electric delivers a wide variety of cutting-edge and high quality automobile components for greater amenity, safety and ecology.
PLEASE NOTE: Automotive equipment from Mitsubishi Electric is sold as original equipment mainly to automobile manufacturers. If you have an inquiry regarding non-aftermarket parts, please contact your car manufacturer or local service dealer.
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- Automotive Electrical Components (Alternators, Starters)
- Car Electronics/Mechatronics
(Electric Power Steering, Engine Management Systems, Intelligent Power Units, Electronic Key Systems, Millimeter-wave Radar, EGR Valves, High-intensity discharge (HID) Ballast Control Unit, Turbocharger Actuators, Airbag Control Systems)
- Car Multimedia (Car Navigation Systems, Car Audio, Rear Seat Entertainment Systems)
Automotive Electrical Components
Mitsubishi Electric's highly efficient alternators provide low-noise conversion of mechanical energy to electricity with minimal energy loss, thereby improving vehicle fuel efficiency and comfort. Innovations include enhanced cooling capability, optimal designs for a smaller unit with higher output, high-density stator windings for more efficient power generation, and technologies that suppress the generation of noise.
Cutting-edge Mitsubishi Electric technologies are applied to produce some of the lightest, most compact starters in the industry, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and overall reliability. These high-performance starters ensure a smooth, trouble-free start-up.
Electric Power Steering
Electric power steering (EPS) actuators and motors assist the driver in turning the steering wheel, and contribute to improved fuel efficiency. Mitsubishi Electric is a leader in the mass production of compact and lightweight EPS systems. An innovative control algorithm developed for power steering actuators offers improved handling as well.
Engine Management Systems
Mitsubishi Electric engine management systems enable a vehicle's engine to be controlled efficiently and economically. Central to the system is the Engine Control Unit (ECU), which monitors various engine components and controls them to maximize performance. The ECU controls fuel injection, fuel combustion timing, idling speed, other load functions and fault diagnosis.
Intelligent Power Units
Since 1997 and the introduction of the first hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), Mitsubishi Electric has been a leading supplier of intelligent power units (IPUs). The IPU is a DC/AC inverter located between the battery and electric motor, and operates to convert DC battery power to alternating current for use by the electric motor. As the popularity of HEVs rises, so will the need for increasingly more efficient IPUs to the environment-conscious automobile industry.
Electronic Key Systems
Laser-encrypted keys incorporate Mitsubishi Electric's world-class encryption and wireless communication technologies. These keys offer added convenience through remote electronic entry, and simultaneously contribute to preventing theft, enhancing security and peace of mind.
Mitsubishi Electric has developed millimeter-wave radar that enables the collection of data such as vehicle speed, yaw rate and distance to the vehicle ahead. This data is utilized in driving support systems including collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control and automated driving. Compared to other types of sensors, millimeter-wave radar provides the benefit of stable detection of targets even in inclement conditions such as rain or snow.
EGR valves contribute to preventing air pollution and global warming through cleaner exhaust gases and reducing CO2 emissions. In diesel vehicles, Mitsubishi Electric's stepper motor-based EGR valves reduce the engine temperature, thereby reducing the generation of nitrogen oxide, an air pollutant and cause of acid rain. In gasoline-powered vehicles DC motor-based EGR valves reduce energy loss, which improves fuel efficiency.
High-intensity discharge (HID) Ballast Control Unit
High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with ballast control offer numerous benefits over conventional halogen lamps, including double the brightness, a service life four times longer and 40% less power consumption. This control unit also contributes to improved visibility at night and during poor weather conditions, making it easier to see distant objects more clearly.
Pressure- and vacuum-driven actuators specially designed for turbocharged engines. Pressure-driven actuators come in multiple sizes, and vacuum-driven actuators are available with or without a position sensor.
Airbag Control Systems
Airbag control systems designed to protect vehicle occupants from the impact of collisions by maximizing airbag effectiveness. The systems incorporate sensors that detect front/side impact and other factors, and use the data to optimize airbag deployment and the tension applied to the seatbelt pretensioners. Mitsubishi Electric aims to achieve the highest level of safety for passengers.
Car Navigation Systems
Car navigation systems incorporate original Mitsubishi Electric technologies, such as human-machine interface with touch panel, voice recognition, remote and driving control, resulting in remarkably easy-to-use products that assist driver navigation and improve safety. Top-of-the-line systems include HDD storage, and numerous other advanced features for enhanced driving comfort.
Mitsubishi Electric has been at the forefront of car audio systems since it introduced the first removable car radio in 1959. From its award-winning AM/FM/cassette/single-CD audio system to more complex state-of-the-art entertainment systems incorporating CD/mp3/AM/FM stereo, high-quality products featuring superb sound and dynamic performance are guaranteed. Systems customized to user's needs are also available.
Rear Seat Entertainment Systems
Mitsubishi Electric produces both overhead and center-console infotainment systems for automobiles. The overhead system features a unique installation where the DVD player and display screen retract into the headlining for storage. Systems are equipped with DVD player, TV tuner, wireless audio transmitter, headphones and auxiliary input terminals. Occupants can enjoy playing DVDs, CDs or electronic games, watch TV or view navigation maps.