SCRANTON, Pa. — Denso Corp. has opened a Connected Services Pennsylvania Technical Center in Scranton to develop automotive aftermarket products, including inspection software and telematics systems.
The center previously was part of EASE Simulation Inc., an automotive diagnostics developer Denso acquired in 2018. The facility will operate under Denso Products and Services Americas Inc., which said it is working to broaden its focus on services in the aftermarket space and enable greater access to vehicle data, which informs retailers and technicians how cars can be made more efficient and safe.
The technical center also will bolster the company's OE offerings, including software solutions for new mobility needs.
"Advanced diagnostics technology continues to take on increasing importance as vehicles rapidly become more connected and complex," according to Kenichiro Ito, executive director for Denso Corp. and CEO of Denso's North American headquarters.
"Through the technical center, Denso looks to make it easier for fleet managers and technicians to access data in vehicles that will empower them to make cars safer and more fuel efficient."
Founded in 1993, EASE products focused primarily on inspection, diagnostics, telematics and emissions. One of its leading products is VehicleMRI, a precision tool used to inspect and analyze automotive electronic systems and pinpoint hidden problems past typical check-engine-light issues, Denso said.
In 2014, Denso acquired 72.1 percent of EASE to help accelerate research and development of its vehicle diagnostic and telematics business in North America.
"The Connected Services Pennsylvania Technical Center, with its extensive diagnostics background, boosts our aftermarket presence in the Midwest and complements our other locations in Ohio and Indiana," Haruhiko Kato president of Denso Products and Services Americas, said.
"Because of our robust network across North America, as well as our focus on services in aftermarket and OES, we're well-suited to support our customers quickly and to the unique requirements they demand as vehicle connectivity proliferates."