- Enhance driver vision and response time,
- Increase pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle visibility,
- Reduce on-coming and rear-approaching high beam glare,
- Extend safe beam range farther ahead, around corners and onto the right shoulder,
- Improve driver situational awareness with augmented reality (AR) driver alerts, and
- Automate driving systems by integrating active sensors, processors, cameras, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrasturcture communication.
It’s a bold vision we’re driven to bring to light.
The Kaizen Way
In Japanese, kaizen means change for the better, or simply improvement. Kaizen refers to improvements that are small or large, one-time or continuous, individual or organizational, and can apply to people, processes and products. Kaizen is the heart of the Koito Production System (KPS), and is a daily practice that involves people at all levels of the organization. At its best, kaizen teaches individuals—and especially teams—how to observe, measure, experiment, verify and document improvements in their work.
From Kaizen Comes Innovation
Innovations are not typically the result of the spontaneous invention of a totally new technology. Innovations arise gradually, from many small incremental improvements developed and implemented over time. As this process of collaboration, iteration and refinement becomes integral to an organization’s culture, cross-functional teams are free to reengineer long-established ideas, processes, materials or technologies. In this way small, incremental change can add up to big improvements that lead to breakthrough innovations.
This is kaizen. This is the North American Lighting way.
Today, with the launch of the new NAL Silicon Valley Lab, we’re creating new partnerships and technologies to go beyond traditional lighting systems. Integrating advanced lidar sensors and smart cameras, with next generation LED, OLED and LASER light sources, we’re developing full 360* Autonomous Driving Vision (ADV) that not only see what’s ahead, but what’s behind, and all around.Amit Mehta
Five Thousand People Strong and Growing
Technology Research Center
NAL Silicon Valley Lab
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