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Asahi Kasei to Showcase Diversified Innovations for Life and AKXY2™ Concept Vehicle at CES 2023

— Solutions to shape tomorrow — 

  •    Sit in Asahi Kasei’s newest concept car, AKXY2, for a sneak peek into the future of mobility.
  •    See how Asahi Kasei’s autonomous Smart Cloak Gateway can keep your packages and home safe.
  •    Experience the future of autonomy, VR/AR technology and sensors/monitoring for life at booth #9105 at LVCC North in Smart Cities. Click here to learn more.

NEW YORK & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#asahikasei--Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, is showcasing how mobility and living will seamlessly connect the virtual space to the physical space at CES 2023, including their new concept vehicle, AKXY2. The organization will also highlight innovations that exemplify how sustainability can be applied to technology to benefit the environment while increasing enjoyment and satisfaction for society.


Visit booth #9105 at LVCC North in the Smart Cities area for a glimpse into the technologies that will drive the evolution of all aspects of future living spaces, both on and off the road.

“Sustainability, Satisfaction, Society. These concepts must be applied seamlessly to the innovations that shape tomorrow,” comments Dirk Pieper, Lead Executive Officer of Asahi Kasei Corporation. “Since 1922, Asahi Kasei has been dedicated to developing innovations that change how we live our lives in ways that contribute to sustainability – both for the environment and society. Over the past decade, Asahi Kasei has seen significant growth in its Material, Homes and Health Care sectors – especially in the US. Automotive OEMs are using the transition to EVs as an opportunity to re-think the interior mobility experience by providing seamless tech functionality, enhanced comfort and sustainability characteristics curated to meet their unique brand identity. At CES 2023, we offer hands-on experiences with technology that will transform society over the decade to come. We will illustrate how mobility and homes will blend through automation advancements, VR/AR and environment/health monitoring.”

The Future of Autonomy for Life

AKXY2

The AKXY2 concept car demonstrates the cross-divisional expertise of Asahi Kasei throughout the entire value chain, from raw materials and production technologies to the use of recycled and recyclable materials, while addressing the changing regulations and evolving needs of car users. Asahi Kasei has manufactured or co-developed virtually everything that can be seen, touched or felt in the vehicle. The car features materials and solutions that affect the senses, improve safety and ensure the highest functionality while reducing its environmental impact. The concept of the vehicle is driven by the theme of the “3 S’s”: Sustainability, Satisfaction and Society.

Smart Cloak Gateway™

This secured gateway concept to the entrance of a home is an extension of the Japanese concept of "Doma" (earthen floor), which is a secured room with two doors in a house that can be used for secure in-home delivery services. Asahi Kasei Homes is showcasing its iDX-Platform™ and system for delivery people that protects access by a time-limited password. The gateway works in conjunction with AI robotics to enable seamless in-home delivery with a higher level of security. With Asahi Kasei’s “Fresh Logi” shipping insulation technology, deliverables, including temperature-sensitive foods, can be safely received and stored inside your home. Keep your deliveries and home safe while you are away.

The Future of VR/AR Technology for Life

Asahi Kasei Microdevices (“AKM”) is developing technology to advance the user experience and simplify AR/VR interaction. This technology includes advanced optical image stabilization, a sensor to enable a ring interface for control of the augmented environment, and a noncontact temperature sensor allowing fast and accurate measurements. CES 2023 is a great opportunity to experience this next-generation technology in person.

The Future of Sensors and Monitoring for Life

On the Road

Asahi Kasei and its subsidiary, Senseair, have been developing an impaired driving detection sensor that can quickly detect and calculate the blood alcohol level from a driver’s breath. Senseair has also developed a CO2 sensor to monitor cabin air quality for air recirculation, optimizing EV efficiency and extending driving range. Moreover, AKM can provide millimeter-wave radar to detect whether children or animals are in a vehicle and active road noise cancellation to enhance cabin comfort. Asahi Kasei is also developing a seat-embedded sensor that can monitor heart rate and breathing.

In Our Homes

Senseair’s ultra-efficient CO2 sensor can monitor air quality indoors to optimize air circulation for our health and detect flammable gases for safety. AKM has developed a health-monitoring system that monitors the number of people and their breathing rates utilizing millimeter-wave radar and proprietary algorithms. Incorporating these two technologies into an HVAC system allows for the optimization of airflow for the comfort and efficacy of the system for a healthier living space.

Join us at booth #9105 at LVCC North in the Smart Cities area to experience the life of tomorrow. Learn more about Asahi Kasei’s innovations at CES 2023 at https://asahi-kasei-ces.com/.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group contributes to life and living for people around the world. Since its foundation in 1922 with ammonia and cellulose fiber businesses, Asahi Kasei has consistently grown through the proactive transformation of its business portfolio to meet the evolving needs of every age. With more than 46,000 employees around the world, the company contributes to a sustainable society by providing solutions to the world's challenges through its three business sectors of Material, Homes, and Health Care. Its Material sector, comprised of Environmental Solutions, Mobility & Industrial, and Life Innovation, includes a wide array of products, from battery separators and biodegradable textiles to engineering plastics and sound solutions. For more information, visit https://www.asahi-kasei.com/.

Asahi Kasei is also dedicated to sustainability initiatives and is contributing to reaching a carbon-neutral society by 2050. To learn more, visit https://www.asahi-kasei.com/sustainability/.

Contacts

North America:
Asahi Kasei America, Inc.

Jon Todd

39475 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 201, Novi, MI 48377

E-mail: [email protected]

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