R&D Information– Development Results

Development Results
- Realizing the "Dream Automobile", the Ideal Conveyance -

Equos Research develops products aimed at achieving automobiles as superior conveyances like horses (“equos” in Latin), combining a “flexible drive mechanism”, “intelligence”, and an “interactive interface”. Some of the results of our development work in various categories are presented here.




Intelligence

  • ・NAVI-MATIC (navigation system–coordinated transmission control system), 1998Commercialized

  • ・Destination information updating system using web-based information
  • ・Integrated vehicle information system
  • ・Fuzzy destination search using natural language
NAVI-MATIC (navigation system–coordinated transmission control system), 1998
NAVI-MATIC (navigation system–coordinated transmission control system), 1998

Interactive interfaces

  • ・Voice navigation system, 1992Commercialized
  • ・Communication-based information service for vehicle navigation systems, 1997Commercialized
  • ・Turn-by-turn navigation system, 1999Commercialized
  • ・Q system (AT with H-type manual mode), 1999Commercialized
  • ・Network navigation system, 2002Commercialized
  • ・iCAS (character agent system), 2003Commercialized
  • ・Next-generation traffic information system, 2003Commercialized

  • ・Micro navigation system
  • ・Touch display
  • ・Interactive driver assist system for automobiles
  • ・Blind spot view system
  • ・Large-screen head-up display
  • ・Tour bus guide system
Voice navigation system, 1992
Voice navigation system, 1992

Q system (AT with H-type manual mode), 1999
Q system (AT with H-type manual mode), 1999
Network navigation system, 2002
Network navigation system, 2002
Next-generation traffic information system, 2003
Next-generation traffic information system, 2003

Flexible drive mechanisms

  • ・Double-motor system, 1993Commercialized
  • ・4WD with torque distribution, 1995Commercialized
  • ・Dual system, 2004Commercialized
  • ・HS car (electric vehicle with wheel motors), 1991Announcement
  • ・EQUOS-LIM-CAR (maglev vehicle), 1991Announcement
  • ・Active camber system, 2012Announcement

  • ・4-wheel-drive control
  • ・CVT chain belt
  • ・Full toroidal IVT
  • ・Mechanical CVT
  • ・Double-engine CVT
  • ・Ultra-compact drive motor
  • ・High-efficiency motor system
  • ・One-person ultra-compact car
  • ・Wearable mobility
  • ・Carriable mobility
Double-motor system, 1993
Double-motor system, 1993
Dual system, 2004
Dual system, 2004

Energy

  • ・Fuel cell system for EV drive, 2004Announcement

  • ・Reforming system for fuel cells
  • ・Large-capacity capacitors for EV fuel cells
  • ・Hydrogen fuel gauge for hydrogen storage alloy tanks
  • ・Wireless power supply

Other

  • ・Air-Navi system (air purification system), 1998Commercialized

  • ・Automobile air purifier
  • ・Automobile karaoke system
Air-Navi system (air purification system), 1998
Air-Navi system (air purification system), 1998

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