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Development concept

The all ICHIKOH's products are created based on 4 product development concepts, [Design], [Safety], [Environment] and [Cost].
The development concept of the ICHIKOH products
The development concept of the ICHIKOH products
The development concept of the ICHIKOH products
The development concept of the ICHIKOH products

To be the only specialized manufacturer developing both automotive lamp and mirror is our strength.We are working on developments focusing on design - the identity and functional beauty of the car; safety – functions to view, to be seen and to show; environment – reductions on weight, power consumption and air resistance; and costs – proposals of value-added by further innovations and cost reduction. By pursuing an optimal balance of [design], [safety], [environment] and [cost], we will continue proposing both lamp and mirror technology such as LED and CCD camera as a system.

Omni Eyes consept proposed by ICHIKOH

“Omni-eyes” which appears in the advertisement of Ichikoh is not a mere imaginary vehicle. It is a concept model of Ichikoh’s future technology equipped with omni-directional vision system which drastically improves the field of view of vehicles with advanced technologies, and it is a symbolic existence indicating the future direction of Ichikoh. “Omni-eyes concept” that Ichikoh proposes for the future is an omni-directional vision system which informs the driver regarding potential dangers within the omni-directional view by integrating and controlling multiple cameras in addition to driving environment adaptive Advanced Front-lighting system (AFS) and Advanced Rear-lighting System (ARS). It constantly monitors surrounding environment of a vehicle in 360 degrees through GPS and various sensor information, and contributes to safe driving by conveying the information to the driver through a driver seat monitor in a timely manner under any environmental circumstances.

OMNI-EYES
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Omni-eyes is a system which constantly monitors omni-directions of a vehicle by multiple cameras and informs the situation to the driver. Four stereo CCD cameras mounted on the roof monitors omni-directions, and a pair of cameras installed on the door mirrors rotate toward the front and the rear to secure the view in the left and right side directions as necessary.

AFS Adaptive Front-lighting System
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It realizes optimum light distribution under any circumstances with various features such as the cornering mode, which optimally controls left and right light distribution by linking to the steering operation, and the rain mode, which prevents the light on the pavement to be eflected against the on-coming vehicle by detecting the rain.

ARS Adaptive Rear-lighting System
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Under the normal braking situation, nothing special. In the case of a panic braking, however, auto flickering in 7 hertz informs the vehicle behind you about the situation. Furthermore, in case the vehicle behind you suddenly approaches you, the sensor will detect it and appeals to the vehicle behind you by auto flickering.

NIGHT VISION
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It displays on the head-up display a “human being” or other object having its own body temperature which is at a distance and difficult to be seen with the low beam. Because far distance from the vehicle is irradiated with an infrared, which cannot be seen by human eyes, a distant situation can be observed without dazzling the driver of the on-coming vehicle.

INFLA INFOMATION RECEIVER
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It receives GPS signal and information from various driving support systems (ITS・DSRC) to provide necessary information to the driver, and also supports fine control of the AFS based on the width or the size of a curb.