Toyoda Gosei pedestrian protection products adopted by Chinese automaker

26 December 2023

The pop-up hood actuator, one of Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. ’s safety system products, has been adopted by Chinese luxury carmaker Hongqi’s EH7 .

The pop-up hood actuator instantly raises the hood in the event of a collision with a pedestrian, reducing the impact on the pedestrian's head by creating a space between the hood and the rigid components beneath it. Demand for such products is growing as China introduces stricter pedestrian protection regulations. *

Toyoda Gosei has recently carefully studied the structure of its pop-up hood actuator, achieving greater compactness and lower weight by reducing the number of parts by approximately 40% without affecting hood pop-up performance. cost. The company has also developed computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology related to hood lifting to better meet the development needs of Chinese automakers.

China is the world's largest auto market, and competition is becoming increasingly fierce as electric vehicles gain popularity and new manufacturers emerge. In order to become the preferred supplier to Chinese automakers, Toyoda Gosei will strengthen its development capabilities in China and continue to provide products that meet customer needs.

* Toyoda Gosei has been supplying pop-up hood actuators to Japanese automakers in China since the introduction of pedestrian crash safety assessments in 2018.

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