R&D Information– Development Direction

The Mission of Equos Research- Into the Future -

We are envisioning the future society of 2030 and creating ground-breaking new products in order to achieve:

  • An intelligent and stress-free society
  • A safe and secure society
  • A sustainable society

Development concept


In 1987 Equos Research began working to develop the dream car, based on a vision of automobiles as superior conveyances like horses (“equos” in Latin), combining a “flexible drive mechanism”, “intelligence”, and an “interactive interface”. In the years since then we have created many innovative products, including the world’s first voice-activated navigation system and hybrid system. Currently, our development focus is on “human desires” in the society of the future. With conveyances as the core, we are extending our horizons to society at large and new and unexplored areas as we strive to develop technologies and products that turn “human desires” into reality.

Development concept

Technological areas of development

To achieve our future-oriented mission, we are engage in planning for many product themes and technological development in diverse fields related to those product themes. Some the technological areas we are currently focusing on are introduced here.

Technological areas of development

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