Five Japanese automobile manufacturers (Subaru Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mazda Motor Corporation) and five parts manufacturers (Aisin Corporation, Jatco Ltd, Denso Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) will be filling the role of executive members in the Japan Automotive Model-Based Engineering Center (JAMBE), which went public on September 24, 2021. JAMBE’s mission is to promote Model-Based Development (MBD) across Japan's automotive industry.
The center was founded to fulfill the purpose of creating the most-advanced development community in the mobility sector, able to carry out optimal and high-grade Monozukuri efficiently and without rework. Primarily consisting of private companies, the center succeeds an initiative led by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry called “Enrichment of Suriawase 2.0” — an industry-academia-government and strategic future policy for MBD in the automobile industry — which had been compiled as a result of discussions conducted by the Study Group for Ideal Approaches to Model Utilization in the Automobile Industry.
Executive member companies will lead the center’s activities to contribute to making Japan's automotive industry more competitive internationally by enabling academia and businesses to share digital models across the board, linking academic research with development of parts, systems, and vehicles. Therefore, allowing both sides to coordinate and make adjustments (Suriawase in Japanese) digitally from the initial stages of development.