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Special Exhibits

Forging Ahead! The Road to Carbon Neutrality

Looking back over the history of automotive technology development, there have been various occasions in which the automotive industry has joined forces with other industries and strived to develop new technologies for the convenience and benefit of society as a whole. Today, as we face the challenge of decarbonization on a global scale, Japan and many other countries and regions around the world have stated their intention to realize carbon neutrality by 2050. With vehicle electrification seen as an important part of realizing this target, some countries and regions have introduced stringent restrictions on vehicles, some going as far as banning the sale of internal combustion engines. Japan is also studying a wide range of measures in line with the state of affairs in the country.
To help realize the global target of carbon neutrality, the automotive industry is widening the scope of its technological development to an extent never seen before and pursuing cooperation that transcends industry barriers.
We hope that the AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING EXPOSITION 2022 will provide support for your actions toward carbon neutrality.


The Road to Carbon Neutrality Illuminated by Knowledge, Skill, and Craftsmanship

This exhibition gathers together technical information from a wide perspective, including information not directly related to cars, and presents a range of technologies developed through knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship to help realize carbon neutrality. The exhibition focuses on general renewable energy and energy saving technologies, such as the latest basic technologies related to renewable energy generation, energy saving technologies in manufacturing processes (monozukuri), as well as technologies to improve vehicle performance through more efficient fuel and power consumption.

  1. The Latest Basic Technologies for Renewable Energy Generation
    The exhibition zone for the latest basic technologies related to renewable energy generation focuses on natural energy sources such as solar, hydro, and wind power, and showcases technologies developed through knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship. Solar power generation exhibits include automotive PV panels, a demonstration solar-powered vehicle, and transparent power-generating window glass, hydroelectric power generation exhibits include compact technologies for small-scale power generation, and wind power generation exhibits include compact, lightweight, and highly efficient technologies for reduction gears and generators.
  2. Energy Saving Technologies in Manufacturing Processes (Monozukuri)
    The exhibition zone for energy saving technologies in manufacturing processes (monozukuri) focuses on basic elements of monozukuri, namely materials, processes, equipment, and innovations. This zone highlights how knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship can help save energy in any monozukuri process, including cases of energy-saving by changing materials and manufacturing processes, loss reduction through more efficient boilers, motors, and other equipment, and case studies in which practical knowledge and innovation at the worksite have helped to reduce energy consumption.
  3. Greater Vehicle Performance through More Efficient Fuel and Power Consumption
    The exhibition zone for technologies to improve vehicle performance through more efficient fuel and power consumption demonstrates practical applications of knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship. In addition to focusing on more versatile weight reduction technologies such as new bonding methods for steel materials and the latest composite technologies using plant-derived cellulose nano-fibers, this zone also showcases technologies for raising the efficiency of HVAC systems in electrified vehicles as a way of reducing the auxiliary loads that have such an impact on fuel and power consumption.
Exhibit Collaborators and organizations (in alphabetical order)

Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc./DENSO CORPORATION/DENSO IWATE CORPORATION/Mazda Motor Corporation/Ministry of the Environment/MITSUI MIIKE MACHINERY CO., LTD./Nanocellulose Japan/NEDO/NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD./Nissan Motor Co., Ltd./NTT Advanced Technology Corporation/Oji Holdings Corporation/Sharp Corporation/SUBARU CORPORATION/TANAKA HYDROPOWER CO., LTD./TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION/TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION