R & D

AISIN Corporation is committed to shaping the future of mobility in a way that’s safe, environmentally friendly and accessible to all. As the world’s transportation needs rapidly change, our ability to quickly and effectively develop and test new technology is critical to our role in the future automotive industry.

AISIN Technical Center of America

At AISIN Technical Center of America in Northville, Michigan, leading edge research, product development and testing takes place daily in an inconspicuous building a short distance from the headquarters of “Detroit Three” OEMs and just minutes away from Toyota Motor North America, with whom many of these products are developed.

FT Techno of America

Meanwhile, the mobility of tomorrow is being tested today at FT-Techno of America, Aisin’s test track and proving ground in Fowlerville, Michigan. Situated on 950 secluded acres within an hour of our customers, FTTA is a world-class, independent proving ground fully equipped with professional engineering and operations staff. Open year-round — test tracks, garage space, and testing services — are provided according to customer needs, confidentiality and budget requirements. The facility boasts multiple test tracks, including a 4,500-foot straightaway, 48,000 square-feet of low and middle µ tiles, a 20-acre dynamic pad, a three-mile oval, an ADAS test facility, simulated highway on/off ramps, a roundabout, and more.

IMRA America

IMRA America (Institut Minoru de Recherche Avancé) was founded in 1990 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has become a key member of a global set of companies anchored by the AISIN Group of Japan. As a part of the AISIN organization, IMRA America is dedicated to creative research and innovation leading to the development of essential technologies for future industrial use. IMRA America has assembled a stellar team of researchers and engineers from many disciplines and regions, including some of the brightest talent from the international scientific community.

Learn more about our research and development efforts here in North America by visiting one of the sites below.