Special Exhibits

Automotive Technologies for Building
a More Environmentally Friendly and Affluent Society

Our aim is to realize ever-greater convenience and comfort through automotive technologies. We have helped build a rich and varied car-based society while taking on a wide range of issues. As we work to achieve even greater development, automotive technology has recently started to face a once-in-century period of profound transformation. At the same time, as eyes turn toward the global environment, it is a fact that our peaceful and comfortable lifestyles are facing growing challenges from nature.
Therefore, in this year’s AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING EXPOSITION, we are presenting information outlining the impact of industry on the global environment and introducing the leading edge of automotive technological progress for helping to build a more comfortable, environmentally friendly, and sustainable society as we stand on the verge of globally oriented activities.


Yokohama Special Exhibits


To help create a brighter future for the global environment, this event will showcase automotive technologies that will contribute to building a new energy society and mobility technologies to support even more peaceful, safe, and prosperous lifestyles.
Additionally, factoring in current affairs and touching on initiatives for mobility in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, this event also introduces mobility technologies appropriate for the new normal.

  1. 1. The social landscape
    As the state of the global environment becomes steadily more severe, what must we do as members of the international community, as a country, as an industry, as automotive engineers?
    Based on the current social landscape, this event thinks about how we can change society in step with the evolution of the car while we develop ever more sophisticated technology.
  2. 2. Assumptions for a new mobility energy society
    The Automobile in the Year 2050* focused on the relationship between energy and mobility, and assumed the arrival of a new energy-based society. Under these assumptions, this event considers how our lifestyles and the mobility underpinnings of our society will evolve. It also assumes how people and goods will move in and around urban areas, and considers the issues and measures facing the advent of this new society.
    * Published by the JSAE in 2017
  3. 3. Role of automotive technologies in the new energy-based society of the future
    The internal combustion engine has a long century-old tradition. While we make more efficient use of internal combustion engines, we are also focusing on electrification technologies to help minimize CO2 emissions. In addition, to realize carbon neutrality, the sophisticated technologies to minimize CO2 emissions that are currently being developed through industry-academia-government collaborative projects need to evolve and spread throughout the whole of our mobility society including its infrastructure, rather than being limited to on-board technologies.
  4. 4. The efficient creation, storage, and use of energy
    One direction in which automotive technology can evolve and spread is through the fusion between on-board and infrastructure technologies. For this reason, the efficient creation, storage, and use of energy is very important. This corner showcases both on-board technologies and infrastructure technologies related to mobility with the theme of creating, storing, and using energy.
  5. 5. The new normal
    We find ourselves unexpectedly living under a new normal. As the combination of CASE and MaaS technologies brings about the transformation of everything we thought we knew, how exactly will mobility change in the future? This corner presents the cutting edge of research that leverages IT and the latest technologies to suggest target directions for mobility as we continue to search for the way forward.
Exhibit Collaborators and organizations (in Japanese syllabary order)

Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd.& Toyota Tsusho Corporation / AISIN CORPORATION / CHAdeMO Association / Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. / The group of The University of Tokyo / Hino Motors, Ltd. / IMUZAK Corporation / Mobility System Joint Research Chair / Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture / Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. / Ricoh Company, Ltd. / RIKEN & Kobe University / TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION / UTMS Society of Japan

Nagoya Special Exhibits


The Japanese automotive industry is working proactively to drastically reduce CO2 emissions and to help realize a sustainable society. This exhibition showcases some of the automotive and foundational basic technologies developed to achieve these aims, and highlights the contribution of high added value monozukuri technologies to the global environment.

  1. 1. The social landscape and future prospects
    As the global environment faces growing threats, how can we change society in step with the evolution of the car while developing ever more sophisticated technology? The Automobile in the Year 2050, a book published by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in 2017, considered how our lifestyles and the mobility underpinnings of our society will evolve from the standpoints of the movement of people and goods in and around urban areas.
  2. 2. New fuel efficiency standards
    As societies around the world aim for carbon neutrality, the exposition will introduce the fuel efficiency standards to be introduced by Japan in 2030 based on a new well-to-wheel (WTW) approach, and outlines a path toward drastically increasing thermal efficiency and realizing CO2-free fuel and electrification technologies to comply with the new standards.
  3. 3. Role of the internal combustion engine
    Japan is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To help realize this objective, the internal combustion engine must play a central role in reducing CO2 emissions over the immediate future. The exposition will showcase some of the technologies that will help to further increase the thermal efficiency of the internal combustion engine.
  4. 4. Energy diversification
    As development into non fossil fuel-dependent CO2-free energy advances, the exposition will introduce a range of CO2-free fuels that can be produced and consumed locally, as well as technologies for obtaining and storing hydrogen, regarded as a key future energy source, from renewable energy.
  5. 5. Electrification technologies
    Electricity generated from a wide range of energy sources is forecast to become a mainstream power source for mobility as Japan aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The exposition presents the cutting edge of technologies addressing the issues standing in the way of vehicle electrification.
  6. 6. Hidden core technologies
    We are seeing almost daily progress in the development of technologies to help protect the global environment from growing threats. The performance of these technologies depends on critical elements that are hidden from the outside. The exposition shines a light on these hidden core technologies that support environmentally friendly vehicles.
Exhibit Collaborators and organizations (in Japanese syllabary order)

AISIN CORPORATION / BluE Nexus Corporation / Bosch Corp. / Bridgestone Corporation / DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. / DuPont K.K. / Harmonic Drive Systems Inc. / Honda Motor Co., Ltd. / KUNIMOTO INDUSTRY / Mazda Motor Corporation / Nagoya University / NGK SPARK PLUG Co., Ltd. / NIPPON PISTON RING Co., Ltd. / Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. / REVO International Inc. / SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. / TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. / Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation / TOYODA GOSEI Co., Ltd. / TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION / UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI