DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has partnered with Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company and aerospace manufacturer, to develop hybrid-electric and fully-electric propulsion systems for urban air mobility. By converging their automotive and aerospace expertise, DENSO and Honeywell seek to create propulsion systems that make air travel cleaner, quieter, more efficient and easier to maintain.
Urban air mobility is intended to provide more efficient movement of people and things within cities to improve safety and decrease ground traffic. It also offers substantial opportunities in sustainability, as major advancements in materials, generators and motors are making electric-powered flight possible, practical and affordable. Honeywell and DENSO see urban air mobility vehicles as a key component of the future of mobility.
DENSO, a global leader in electrification technology, has decades of experience in developing and producing world-class electrified propulsion units, including traction motors and inverters, at high-mass production volume.
About DENSO in North America
In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.