Press Release

NSK Welcomes Visitors to Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Exhibiting exciting new technologies from NSK's ASHITA-MIRAI LAB (Future Research Lab).

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President & CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) will be exhibiting new products and technologies at Tokyo Motor Show from October 24 to November 4, 2019.

NSK Booth
NSK Booth

NSK Booth Theme

NSK's wildly popular ASHITA-MIRAI LAB (Future Research Lab) makes a return for a third time, again focusing on how we are creating new motion in society as part of our vision for the future.

It is common for companies to respond to new technologies after the fact, but NSK is dedicated to setting the future in motion, and we strongly pursue future technology to stimulate the progress of society and industry hand-in-hand. Of course, NSK products and technologies are widely used in the rapidly emerging fields of electric vehicles (EV), autonomous driving, and driving-assistance.

At Tokyo Motor Show 2019, our focus is on the electrification of components for driving, steering, and stopping motor vehicles.

NSK is also working toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will be exhibiting a special clean and renewable energy project aimed at producing electricity from waves on the ocean to power EV. Come see NSK's booth for a peek at revolutionary mobility and energy technologies that could change the face of society in the near future.

Major Exhibits

Seamless Two-Speed eAxle Concept

NSK technology contributes to the development of smaller, more efficient EV motor systems. NSK's traction reducer can realize around a 30% reduction in size, enabling EV to hold more battery cells, and thereby travel further without recharging. The two-speed design enables both smooth acceleration and stable high speed driving. NSK's magnetostrictive torque sensor feeds torque data to the motor to enable “shock-free” gear changing.

Seamless Two-Speed eAxle Concept
Cluster Rover Module Concept (World Premier)

NSK's proprietary technology realizes driving, turning, and stopping functionality all in a single compact unit that is ideal for autonomous vehicles. The Cluster Rover Module is designed to be employed in modular fashion, using just a couple for small vehicles and adding more units as the size of the vehicle increases. As autonomous vehicle technology continues to make headways in taxi, bus, and trucking industries, switching to the Cluster Rover Module can help achieve autonomous driving more easily, and also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.

Cluster Rover Module Concept
Wave Power Generator

NSK and a Swedish venture company are collaborating to develop a system to capture the power of waves on the ocean. The motion of each wave actuates a ball screw, creating rotational motion that is converted into energy. Compared to the sun and wind, waves are highly consistent (constant) and the technology holds promise as a round-the-clock renewable energy solution.

Wave Power Generator
In-Motion Wireless Charging

NSK is also engaged in developing technology to transmit power from renewables and other sources to motor vehicles for immediate use. We are collaborating with Tokyo University and other companies to develop a wireless charging system that can charge vehicle batteries wirelessly from coils embedded in the road while driving or stopped at red lights. The technology is being developed under an open innovation framework.

In-Motion Wireless Charging

Other Exhibits

NSK will also be exhibiting a lineup of high quality components supporting essential driving, turning, and stopping functionality of motor vehicles. This includes Tapered Roller Bearings for Lean Lubrication Conditions in EV (World Premier), Ultra-High-Speed Ball Bearings for EV Motors, and Ultra-High-Speed Needle Bearings for Planetary Gear Units.

We are also bringing back the exhibition favorite, “Bearing Assembly Experience”, where visitors can make their own bearing keychain.

シームレス 2スピード eアクスル コンセプト

Exhibition Overview

Name Tokyo Motor Show 2019
Venue Tokyo Big Site
General Public Access October 25 to November 4, 2019
NSK Booth West Hall 3/4, No. W3103
Official Website New Window

About NSK

NSK started its journey manufacturing the first bearings in Japan in 1916, and has since developed into a global organization researching, designing, and manufacturing Motion & Control™ solutions supporting essential mobility and industry applications. NSK is currently the top supplier of bearings in Japan, and is the third largest supplier in the world by market share.

Our responsive products and technologies are used to enhance automotive performance and industrial productivity while reducing energy consumption to unprecedented low levels. In the early 1960s we set our sights outside Japan, and to date, have established business locations across 30 countries.

NSK Corporate Philosophy

NSK contributes to a safer, smoother society and helps protect the global environment through its innovative technology integrating Motion & Control. As a truly international enterprise, we are working across national boundaries to improve relationships between people throughout the world.

NSK Vision 2026: Setting the Future in Motion

Contributing to society while growing as a company-NSK will set the future in motion by creating new value beyond the world's expectations.