Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. - Joint venture to develop software for automated driving

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has advised Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (“Aisin”) [TSE: 7259] on its agreement with Advics Co., Ltd. (“ADVICS”), JTEKT Corporation (“JTEKT”) [TSE: 6473] and Denso Corporation (“Denso”) [TSE: 6902] to form a joint venture company to develop integrated electronic control unit (ECU) software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control. The company will be capitalized by Denso (65%), Aisin (25%), ADVICS (5%) and JTEKT (5%).

The four companies will work together to develop and provide software for integrated ECUs which will manage critical components of driving including sensors, brakes and steering.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Aisin was led by partners Kozo Kawai and Yuki Oi.