Denso Corp. has developed “Everycool,” an advanced cooling system that provides comfort and energy efficiency when a commercial vehicle’s engine is off, the company said. The product will be available for purchase starting December 1 in Japan through Denso Solution Corp.
The company said it is focused on addressing challenges within the logistics industry, such as improving working conditions for truck drivers and achieving efficient energy utilization. The newly developed “Everycool” achieves these objectives of improving driver working conditions during hot summer seasons and reducing environmental impact while promoting efficient energy utilization by lowering fuel consumption.
Compared to traditional cabin-wide cooling systems in Japan, “Everycool” reduces power consumption by approximately 57%, achieving energy efficiency. As a result, it can be powered using the standard vehicle battery, the company said. Unlike conventional cooling systems that have separate indoor and outdoor fans for heat exchange, “Everycool” integrates the fan, enabling a single unit to perform the entire heat exchange. Additionally, it features a small electric compressor specially developed using in-vehicle technology. These two innovations result in a reduction of approximately 30% in size and approximately 63% in weight compared to conventional cooling systems in Japan, Denso said.
Its compact design contributes to ensuring cabin space for drivers, enhancing the quality of their rest breaks, and supporting safe and efficient operations. Furthermore, its lightweight design minimally affects the cargo capacity, contributing to the maintenance of delivery efficiency, according to Denso.
The smaller size of “Everycool” compared to traditional cooling systems allows for installation without obstructing the rear window’s visibility, making it suitable for a variety of vehicle types, including not only large trucks but also medium-sized trucks and tractor-trailers. It can be installed in both new and existing vehicles.