Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed a new automotive climate control unit that can be used for a wide variety of vehicles ranging from compact to luxury cars. This new standardized automotive climate control unit, which is smaller and lighter while realizing higher performance, is the world’s first of its kind. The new smaller, lighter climate control unit also can be used in eco-friendly cars. For instance, for stop/start systems, the evaporator in the unit can be replaced with a cold storage evaporator; and for hybrid and electric vehicles, the heater core can be replaced with a heat pump air conditioning system. Also, by changing the blower fan to two-layer structure, to take in external air and circulate internal air simultaneously, the air conditioning system could be used for vehicles with limited heat sources. DENSO’s new climate control unit was released last December.