In automobile development, it is required to optimize the performance of the entire system, such as environmental adaptation and original driving performance. In performance development aimed at competitive advantage in the market, it is necessary to unravel the conventional system performance architecture and clearly point out performance improvement points. AZAPA is proposing an effective measurement solution by building a chassis dynamo facility at Waseda University and collaborating with the University. We established “Research Institute on Automotive Model Based Control” together with Waseda University, and join “Research Organization for Open Innovation Strategy (commissioned project of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) to carry out the joint research as national project partners, on new sensing technologies and reduction model (identification modeling from performance). In recent years, measurement instrument manufacturers in Europe and other countries have moved from development of conforming technology to measurement for system development and emerged in Japanese automobile industry, becoming a threat to Japanese manufacturing. On the other hand, it is a reality in Japan that only automobile manufacturers has undertaken the study of measurement technology for performance development. In order to break through the current situation, we have possessed a measurement system to establish new systems and control theories that realize system innovation.
As a leading model-based technology company, AZAPA proposes specific methods for realizing value design in product development from the concept level. The system is composed of several subsystems, and by making each subsystem connected with each other by performance axes such as energy performance and motion performance, the understanding and distribution of the performance of the entire system will be enabled. We have succeeded in the visualization of those performances, and provided TDM (Total Design Management) to lead to new approaches to performance development and AZMS (AZAPA Model-based Suite) for efficiency and quality development, which are examples of a wide range of our proven results from the research phase to the mass production phase. AZAPA’s model-based technology is applied in “Model Distribution Research (conducted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)”, expected to lead Japan’s competitive advantage through the establishment of concurrent design environment for automobile development.