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    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Delphi Technologies releases Q3 2019 results, revenue dips 11% y/y to USD1 billion
    In a press release dated 31 October, UK-based automotive components firm Delphi Technologies has divulged its results for the third quarter of 2019. The company’s revenue has dropped to USD1 billion, which represents a reduction of 11% from the same period of last year. The operating income o...
    Delphi testing ‘Intelligent Driving’ system to help vehicle make smarter, energy-saving decisions
    Delphi Technologies has developed an Intelligent Driving technology to boost fuel economy, lower emissions, and extend driving range, the company said in a press release last month. Initial testing has shown carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction of more than 10% when compared with regular driving modes whe...
    14-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Delphi Technologies develops 800-volt SiC inverter to cut EV charging time
    Delphi Technologies has developed a new 800-volt silicon carbide (SiC) inverter for reducing electric vehicle (EV) charging times, the company announced in a press release on 11 September. The new inverter enables electrical systems up to 800 volts, significantly extending EV range and halving charg...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Delphi Technologies opens new ECU plant in Poland
    Delphi Technologies has opened a new plant in Blonie, Poland, to cater to the growing demand for electrification solutions, the company announced in a press release on 2 September. The plant will initially produce electronic control units (ECU) for automobile manufacturers, primarily in Europe, and ...
    10-Sep-2019 News Investments
    Delphi Technologies teams up with Cree for automotive silicon carbide devices
    Delphi Technologies, a global provider of automotive propulsion technologies, and Cree, Inc, a major player in the field of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, have entered into a partnership for automotive SiC devices, according to a Delphi press release on 9 September. As per the partnership, De...
    Delphi Technologies net sales down 9% y/y to USD1.1 billion in Q2
    Delphi Technologies has reported a fall of 9% in its net sales year on year (y/y) to USD1.1 billion during the second quarter ending 30 June, the company said on 1 August. Net income also fell significantly by 68.6% y/y to USD27 million.  Its Powertrain Systems division’s sa...
    Delphi develops new GDI system for lower emissions
    Delphi has developed a new gasoline direct injection (GDi) system with injection pressure of 500+ bar, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. Delphi claimed that the new system can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar systems without expens...
    16-May-2019 News New Products
    Delphi Technologies' Q1 net sales falls 11.1% y/y to USD1.15 billion
    Delphi Technologies has reported a fall of 11.1% year on year (y/y) in its net sales of USD1.15 billion during the first quarter ended 31 March 2019, according to a press release by the company on 2 May. Net income of Delphi Technologies fell significantly to USD16 million compared with US...
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    Delphi Technologies net income up 25% y/y to USD358 million in FY 2018
    Delphi Technologies has reported a growth of 25% year on year (y/y) in its net income to USD358 million for the full year ended 31 December 2018, according to a company press release on 21 February. Net sales for the year increased slightly to USD4.85 billion from USD4.84 billion in 2017. Operating ...
    The shift towards automatic transmissions drives the market for transmission ECUs
    More severe global emission regulations lead vehicle manufacturers to look at the entire vehicle to optimize fuel consumption. One area of interest to vehicle manufacturers is replacing manual transmissions with automatic transmissions, allowing for a higher number of gear ratios. This enables small...
    Electronics component consolidation on the rise
    The automotive industry is facing immense pressure from end users for more features at lower costs. This has created an opportunity for industry players to innovate and change the electronic architectural design in several areas of the vehicle. Modern cars consist of several electronic control un...
    Delphi Technologies appoints Richard F. Dauch as CEO
    Delphi Technologies has appointed Richard F. Dauch as CEO effective immediately, the company announced in a press release on 7 January. Dauch succeeds Hari N. Nair, who had been serving as interim CEO since October 2018. Most recently, Dauch was president and CEO of Accuride Corporation. Dauch ha...
    Delphi teams up with TomTom on intelligent driving
    UK-based advanced automotive propulsion solutions provider Delphi Technologies and Netherlands-based mapping and location service provider TomTom have joined hands to develop intelligent driving solutions, the two companies said in separate press releases on 4 January. The companies will collab...
    Trends in the wiring harness industry
    Automotive wiring harnesses are an assembly of wires that transmit power and signals to electronic control units (ECUs), actuators, and other onboard electronics. Components commonly connected to the wiring harness are control units, sensors, and actuators, including the onboard diagnostic computer,...
    Delphi Technologies’ Q3 net income falls 50% y/y to USD39 million
    Delphi Technologies has reported a fall of 50% year on year (y/y) in its net income, to USD39 million, for the third quarter (ended 30 September) of fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to a company press release on 7 November. Net sales during the quarter also dropped, by 3.8% y/y, to USD1.15 billion. ...
    Delphi Technologies appoints Hari Nair as interim CEO, revises outlook for full year 2018
    Liam Butterworth has stepped down as the president and CEO of Delphi Technologies with immediate effect to pursue other interests, the US-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 5 October. The company has appointed Hari N. Nair as interim CEO, effective immediately. Delphi’s board has...
    Delphi Technologies commences production of combined inverter and DC/DC converter in China
    Delphi Technologies has started manufacturing Combined Inverter and DC/DC Converter (CIDD) for electric vehicles (EV) at its plant in Suzhou, China, the company announced in a press release on 26 September. Delphi Technologies has started delivering the CIDD to Chinese automaker Geely. "The Chine...
    Delphi Technologies’ Q2 net income up 79.1% y/y to USD86 million
    Delphi Technologies has reported a growth of 79.1% year-on-year (y/y) in net income to USD86 million for the second quarter ended 30 June 2018, according to a company press release today (8 August). Net sales for the three-month period was up 3.7% y/y to USD1.23 billion. Operating income also grew b...
    Cylinder Deactivation Technology Developments
    Automotive OEMs are now required to adhere to stricter fuel efficiency and emission standards. Engine downsizing has assisted in achieving this with turbocharging deployed to maintain total power output. Under an alternative to only turbocharging, cylinder deactivation technology offers temporary do...
    48V Architecture – A decompounding and lightweighting opportunity !
    The biggest challenge for the entire automotive industry nowadays, apart from meeting increasing customer expectations, perhaps is meeting the global emission norms and fuel mileage regulations. The largest markets of the world including China, USA, Europe, and India have started to put stricter nor...
    Delphi Technologies’ Q1 revenue up 11% y/y to USD1.3 billion
    The newly created Delphi Technologies has reported a growth of 11% year on year (y/y) in its revenues to USD1.3 billion for the first quarter ended 31 March, according to a company press release on 9 May. However, net income for the quarter fell by 4.8% y/y to USD98 million. Powertrain Systems contr...
    Impact of Car-sharing and Ride-hailing on Vehicle Access Systems
    The future of the automotive industry is believed to be moving more towards car-sharing and ride-hailing rather than car ownership. The motivation behind new mobility services is all about lowering costs, increasing convenience and access, and reducing emissions through higher utilization rates of e...
    Fuel Injection Technological Developments
    Recent developments in powertrain technology have focused on two domains – overall efficiency and emission control. Automotive OEMs and suppliers have dedicated considerable amounts of their research and development budget bringing to market environmentally friendly solutions with reduced fuel con...
    Delphi’s 2017 net income up 19% y/y to USD319 million
    Delphi Technologies has reported a growth of 19% year-on-year (y/y) in its net income to USD319 million for the year ended 31 December 2017, according to a company press release on 21 February. Net sales for the 12-month period totaled USD4.84 billion, which is a growth of 8% y/y. The automotive pow...
    Delphi introduces combined Inverter and DC/DC Converter in China
    Delphi Technologies has introduced a combined Inverter and DC/DC Converter for new energy vehicles (NEV) in China, the company announced in a press release on 20 February. The combined system offers higher power density in a smaller, lighter and more efficient way. "This launch marks another major s...
    Aptiv's 2017 net income up 7.8% y/y to USD1.36 billion
    Aptiv’s net income increased 7.8% year-over-year (y/y) to USD1.36 billion in the financial year ended 31 December 2017, the company said in a press release on 1 February. The company's net sales for the year jumped  5% y/y to USD12.9 billion. Despite higher sales, the company witnes...
    Delphi Technologies invests in capacitor start-up PolyCharge America
    Newly formed Delphi Technologies has invested in PolyCharge America, a capacitor technology start-up, to develop advanced inverters, the company announced in a press release on 16 January. The two companies will work together to make high-power inverters smaller, lighter, and more tolerant to high t...
    Impact of Autonomous Driving on Lighting
    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) represent a major innovation for the automotive industry in terms of technology and design. A fully automated-driving system undertakes all aspects of dynamic driving on all roadways and in all environmental conditions, which are usually done by human drivers. The prospect ...
    Vehicle Access Control System – Technology Outlook
    The automotive industry has witnessed several enhancements in the last few years in electric and electronic components used in various applications. These are mainly security and safety features that improve comfort of the passenger. The area of vehicle access systems is of key interest to both vehi...
    CES 2018: Aptiv, Lyft to showcase automated driving technology
    Aptiv has teamed up with Lyft to demonstrate fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience during the CES 2018 next week in Las Vegas, United States, the company said in a press release on 02 January. The collaboration will allow Lyft users to request a self-driving ride in Aptiv’s fleet ...
    EDITORIAL – Aptiv looks at bright future ahead
    Delphi Automotive’s decision to spin off its ‘Powertrain Systems’ business into a standalone company was one of the key corporate developments in the automotive supplier industry in 2017. The spin-off was completed last month, over three months ahead of the schedule, when the erstwhile Delphi ...
    Simon Yang to lead Aptiv’s operations in Asia
    Aptiv has appointed Simon Yang to run its operations in Asia, effective 1 January, Automotive News China reported today (19 December). As head of Aptiv’s operations in Asia, Yang will oversee government relations and contracts with main customers. He will also be responsible for the company’s El...
    Aptiv collaborates with Valens to reduce wiring in cars
    Aptiv is working with an Israel-based Valens Automotive to reduce the amount of wiring in a car, reports Automotive News. "It requires one cable for each type. For video, audio, USB and Internet, you will carry them over five or six cables today,” said Micha Risling, senior vice-president of Valen...
    Aptiv opens new technology center in US city Boston
    Aptiv has opened a new technology center in Boston, Massachusetts (United States), the company said in a press release on 12 December. The center, located in Boston’s Seaport district, joins the company’s other technology centers in the United States, located in Mount View, California and Pittsb...
    13-Dec-2017 News Investments
    Why are manufacturing locations of wiring harnesses constantly shifting?
    Electric and electronic systems impact almost every part of the car, the powertrain, infotainment, safety, convenience and comfort. The earliest applications of electronics in vehicles were engine and transmission control, but electronics have now penetrated virtually every aspect of the vehicle. Th...
    Delphi closes nuTonomy acquisition
    Delphi Automotive, which will be renamed as Aptiv subsequent to a planned spin-off, has completed its purchase of nuTonomy, a US-based start-up developing software for automated driving, for USD450 million, the company announced in a press release yesterday (21 November). nuTonomy has been develo...
    Delphi’s board approves spin-off of Powertrain Systems business
    Delphi’s board has approved the spin-off of the company’s Powertrain System business into a new publicly traded company, Delphi Technologies, the company announced in press release on 13 November. Delphi Automotive shareholders will receive one ordinary share of Delphi Technologies for every thr...
    Korean regulator imposes USD33-million fine on three automotive suppliers for unfair trade practices
    The Korea Free Trade Commission (KFTC) has levied a combined KRW37.1 billion (USD33.2 million) in fines on three foreign automotive suppliers for unfair trade practices, reports Yonhap News Agency.  In its probe, the commission found Denso Korea Automotive Corp (a subsidiary of Denso Corporatio...
    Delphi, AutoNavi to collaborate on infotainment, autonomous driving for Chinese market
    Delphi has announced a strategic cooperation with AutoNavi Software, a Chinese web mapping, navigation and location-based service provider affiliated to Alibaba, on the application and research and development (R&D) on internet infotainment system and autonomous driving technology for the Chines...
    Delphi’s Q3 net income up 35% y/y on higher revenue
    Delphi’s net income increased 35% year-over-year (y/y) to USD395 million in the third quarter ended 30 September 2017, driven mainly by 6% y/y growth in revenue to USD4.3 billion, the US-based supplier said in a press release on 2 November. Higher sales helped the company record operating income o...
    Delphi acquires self-driving vehicle software developer nuTonomy
    Delphi has reached an agreement to acquire nuTonomy, a US-based start-up developing software for automated driving, for USD450 million, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 October. The total purchase cost includes an upfront payment of USD400 million in cash and an additional USD50 mill...
    Delphi finalizes post spin-off names of two companies
    Delphi Automotive has finalized the names of the two new publicly traded companies that will result from the planned spinoff its Powertrain Systems business, according to a company’s press release on 27 September. The company’s Electronics and Safety, Electrical/Electrical Architecture business ...
    Delphi to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for autonomous driving system
    Delphi has entered a commercial partnership with BlackBerry to use the latter’s QNX operating system (OS) in its autonomous driving platform called Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP), the US-based supplier said in a press release on 20 September. BlackBerry QNX OS will facilitate...
    Delphi issues USD800 million senior notes due 2025
    Delphi Automotive has announced pricing for USD800 million senior notes, the company said in a press release last week. The senior notes, offered by Delphi’s Powertrain Systems spin-off subsidiary, Delphi Jersey Holdings plc, bears an interest rate of 5% and will mature in 2025. The offering is ex...
    Delphi enters commercial partnership agreement with LeddarTech
    Delphi has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Canada-based Lidar specialist LeddarTech, the US-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 14 September. The companies will collaborate on developing a low-cost, corner Lidar solution. “There is increasing customer demand for sol...
    Delphi’s powertrain subsidiary announces USD750 million senior notes offering
    Delphi Jersey Holdings (DPS), the newly formed powertrain subsidiary for Delphi Automotive PLC, has commenced offering USD750 million senior notes due 2025, Delphi announced in press release on 8 September. Delphi intends to separate DPS from its current business by means of a spin-off to its shareh...
    Delphi plans to add 100 employees in self-driving operations in Pittsburgh
    Delphi plans to hire 100 more employees in Pittsburgh area in Pennsylvania (United States) to support its activities in autonomous driving, The Incline reported last week citing Glen De Vos, chief technology officer (CTO) of the company. The company currently employs 50-60 people at its Pittsburgh o...
    05-Sep-2017 News Investments
    Delphi develops new fuel-saving technology for gasoline engines
    US-based Delphi has developed a new technology for gasoline engine which combines two emerging technologies – 48-volt and cylinder deactivation – to boost fuel efficiency, reports Automotive News. According to the report, which cited Harry Husted, Delphi's director of powertrain engineering, Del...
    Delphi partners with Innoviz to supply Lidar for autonomous vehicles
    Delphi has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technology, an Israel-based start-up developing Lidar solutions for autonomous driving vehicles, the US-based supplier said in a press release on 18 August. The agreement will allow Delphi to integrate Innoviz’s Lidar sensing soluti...
    Delphi reports 43% y/y increase in Q2 net income to USD369 million
    Delphi’s net income increased 43% year-over-year (y/y) to USD369 million in the second quarter ended 30 June 2017, the US-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 2 August. The company also reported 18.8% y/y growth in operating income to USD468 million, resulting in operating income m...
    Continental joins autonomous driving platform of BMW, Intel and Mobileye
    Continental has joined autonomous driving platform by BMW, Intel and Mobileye as development partner and system integrator, the company said in a press release today. As a system integrator, the German supplier will play a key role in commercialization of the platform for other automakers and in bri...
    Delphi, Transdev to jointly develop fully automated transport system
    Delphi has entered a commercial partnership with France-based public transport company Transdev to develop fully automated mobility-on-demand transport system (AMoD), the two companies said in a press release on 7 June. The AMoD system will use Transdev’s Universal Routing Engine (URE) and Delphi...
    Delphi joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye for autonomous driving program
    BMW, Intel and Mobileye have decided to expand their collaboration for developing an autonomous driving platform by including Delphi as their fourth partner, the German automaker said in a press release on 16 May. The US-based supplier has joined the collaboration as a development partner and system...
    EDITORIAL – Delphi’s new game plan
    The powertrain segment has become one of the most dynamic segments in the automotive sector owing to the ever-changing technology requirements. The segment is expected to see a further consolidation in the near future as companies try to adapt to the changing requirements and demand for more efficie...
    Delphi plans to begin self-driving taxi service in US this year – report
    Delphi plans to roll out its self-driving taxi service, similar to the one the US supplier is currently running in Singapore, in Europe and the United States, this year. The company is expected to announce plans for its self-driving taxi service in the United States within the next month or so, Auto...
    Delphi plans to spin off ‘Powertrain Systems’ segment into new company
    Delphi Automotive is planning to spin off its ‘Powertrain Systems’ business segment into a new, publicly traded entity, the company announced in a press release on 3 May. The spin-off is expected to to be completed by March 2018. Upon completion of the planned spin-off, Delphi shareholders will ...
    Delphi’s Q1 net income down 21% y/y to USD335 million
    Delphi has reported a 21.2% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net income to USD335 million for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017, according to a company press release. Net sales for the period were up 5.9% y/y to USD4.3 billion, driving a 4.5% y/y growth in operating income to USD464 million. The co...
    Delphi develops OTA software update capabilities―report
    Delphi is developing a suite of software that will enable automakers to update their vehicles remotely over-the-air (OTA), Bloomberg reported on 21 April. The company’s OTA capabilities will allow automaker to conduct certain updates in vehicle as back as 2010 models. Delphi’s OTA capabilities c...
    Delphi partners with three companies specializing in data transmission, data management and in-car connectivity
    Delphi has forged partnerships with three companies specializing in high-speed data transmissions, in-car connectivity in and data management, the US-based supplier said in press releases on 6 April. The company has partnered with Germany-based Rosenberger to improve high-speed data transmission ...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kodiaq
    The all new Skoda Kodiaq is the company’s first proper SUV with a seven-seat package. The Czech automaker introduced the 7-seater SUV as a VisionS concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The biggest ever SUV design with a SKODA badge conveys its “strength and protection”. With a brand new de...
    Regulations drive global AEB market
    Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are considered to achieve for fully-autonomous driving what seat belts did for car safety. After the widespread introduction of anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and brake assist systems, AEB is expected to be the next step towards ‘driverless driving’. F...
    Delphi appoints David Paja as senior vice-president, president of Electronics and Safety division
    Delphi Automotive has appointed David Paja as senior vice-president and president of Electronics and Safety (E&S) division, the company announced in a press release on 21 February. Paja replaces Jugal Vijayvargiya, who has resigned from the post to pursue other career opportunities. Commentin...
    High voltage propulsion systems require fundamental changes in the wiring harness 
    Ever since the creation of the first motor car, the automotive industry has looked for innovations to improve vehicles. Cars now feature innovations such as start-stop technology, self-park, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, wireless internet connectivity, built...
    Delphi reports full-year 2016 results, will consider moving automated work from Mexico to US
    Delphi has reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results, including an 11.0% year-on-year (y/y) gain in revenue, a 20% increase in adjusted operating income, and 14.1% operating margin in the fourth quarter. Net income from continuing operations reached USD281 million, up from USD199 ...
    Delphi appoints Glen De Vos as new CTO
    Delphi Automotive has appointed Glen De Vos as chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice-president, effective 1 March 2017, says a company press release. De Vos succeeds Jeff Owens, who will retire after working for more than 40 years with Delphi. De Vos will report directly to Kevin P. Clark, ...
    CES 2017: Delphi debuts ‘Integrated Cockpit Controller’ family
    At the CES 2017 earlier this month, Delphi showcased its ‘Integrated Cockpit Controller’ (ICC) family that offers high quality graphics and user experience. The ICC is powered by the latest family of Intel automotive processors. It can support up to four high-definition displays providing a high...
    16-Jan-2017 News New Products
    CES 2017: Delphi, AT&T and Ford showcase platform to enhance V2X communications
    Delphi, AT&T and Ford have collaborated to develop a new capability to enhance vehicle-to-anything (V2X) communications, which is being showcased at the CES this week in Las Vegas (United States), Delphi said in a press release on 5 January. The platform is designed to help vehicles communica...
    06-Jan-2017 News New Products
    Delphi acquires software provider Movimento
    Delphi Automotive has acquired over-the-air (OTA) software update provider Movimento, according to a company press release. Financial details of the deal, which closed Tuesday (3 January), were not disclosed. Subsequent to the deal, Movimento will remain an independent entity under Delphi, while mai...
    EDITORIAL – Autonomous driving, in-vehicle electronics to be among dominant themes at CES 2017
    The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) is about to get underway and in the run-up to the show automakers as well as auto parts suppliers have started giving indications on what products they will be showcasing at the event. ‘Autonomous driving technologies’...
    02-Jan-2017 News New Products
    Delphi may announce locations for expanded self-driving ride-hailing service pilot programs before end 2016 – report
    Delphi Automotive is planning to name one US city and one European city in which it will launch a pilot ride-hailing service, equipped with self-driving vehicles, according to Automotive News. The report notes that Delphi had previously indicated Boston, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...
    Delphi, Mobileye to use Intel chip for self-driving car technology
    Delphi and Mobileye have decided to use Intel chip in the autonomous driving system the two companies are jointly developing, Reuters reported today (29 November), an interview with Glen De Vos, vice president of engineering at Delphi. The US-based chip maker will provide a system-on-chip (SoC) for ...
    29-Nov-2016 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new BMW 5 Series
    The seventh generation BMW 5 Series, codenamed G30 is a 5 door sedan showcasing its evolutionary design and state-of-the art features. The all-new, seventh generation BMW 5 series uses a mixture of high-strength steel, magnesium and aluminum which helps to make it up to 100kg lighter than its pre...
    Delphi's revenue, operating income continue to grow in Q3, but net income slips
    Delphi has reported its third-quarter 2016 results, including a 13.0% year-on-year (y/y) gain in revenue, a 12.9% y/y increase in adjusted operating income, and operating margin of 13.0%. Net income from continuing operations totalled USD293 million, down from USD351 million in third-quarter 2015. R...
    IHS Markit expects direct injection fuel system demand in gasoline engines to touch 48 million units in 2022
    Lowering emissions has become a top priority for automakers and this is reflected in their engineering and design strategies. And, turbocharged gasoline direct injection (DI) engines is deemed to be an effective tool for automakers such as Ford, BMW, Daimler to meet stringent emission standards. To ...
    California issues more self-driving permits, Iowa creates autonomous freight corridor
    California has issued self-driving vehicle testing permits to Valeo and Wheego, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report. Citing the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the WSJ reports that the companies received approval for programs involving one vehicle operated by...
    Delphi CEO sees early pay-off from autonomous vehicles – report
    Delphi CEO Kevin Clark expects early pay-off from autonomous vehicles, reports Automotive News. The US-based supplier, which provides a variety of active safety technologies – mostly radar and cameras for collision avoidance, expects to generate USD350 million in sales this year. According to Clar...
    Delphi looking to expand driverless taxi road test – report
    Delphi would like to expand a planned road test of driverless taxis, according to an Automotive News report. Delphi already plans to begin testing in Singapore in 2017, and is talking with other, unnamed, cities. "By the end of the year, we'll announce one or two additional partnerships," Delphi CEO...
    Suppliers to the new Porsche Cayman
    The latest Porsche Cayman was officially announced in April 2016 and for the first time in the model’s history is available with turbocharged flat-four cylinder engines. Despite the reduction in engine capacity in the new model, Porsche have managed to achieve a 25hp increase over its predecess...
    Delphi announces pricing of senior notes offering due 2046
    Delphi Automotive has announced pricing of USD300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.4% senior notes due 2046, says a company press release.  The notes will be issued at a price of 99.454% of their principal amount. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morga...
    Delphi announces pricing of senior notes due 2028
    Delphi Automotive has announced pricing of EUR500 million (USD558.2 million) aggregate principal amount of its 1.6% senior notes due 2028, according to a company press release yesterday (31 August). The notes will be issued at a price of 99.881% of their principal amount. Barclays Bank PLC, Deuts...
    Delphi, Mobileye to jointly develop fully autonomous driving system
    Two auto-parts suppliers Delphi Automotive and Mobileye are joining hands to develop a fully autonomous driving system – a SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution, according to Mobileye’s press release. The new system will be available to automakers in 2019. The new automated driving solution w...
    23-Aug-2016 News New Products
    Central Body Control Module Market Trends
    Electronic content in cars has been steadily increasing since the first digital engine control modules were introduced in the 1980s. Automobiles are becoming more reliant on electronic components, which contribute to 90% of car innovations and new features – from emission level regulations to safe...
    Delphi's Q2 revenue grows 9% y/y to USD4.2 billion
    Delphi has reported its second-quarter 2016 financial results, including a 9% gain in revenue, a 10% increase in adjusted operating income and 9.3% operating margin. Net income from continuing operations was USD258 million, down from USD350 million in second quarter 2015. Revenue grew from USD3.8 bi...
    Singapore selects Delphi for autonomous vehicle mobility programme
    The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has selected Delphi Automotive to be a strategic partner in the Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (SAVI), according to a company release on 1 August. As part of SAVI, Delphi will develop cloud-based autonomous mobility-on-demand (AMoD) software, and...
    01-Aug-2016 News New Products
    Delphi to license WiTricity’s technology to commercialize in-vehicle wireless charging of mobile consumer devices
    WiTricity has inked an agreement to license its wireless charging technology to Delphi Automotive Systems, according to a report by Business Wire. As per the agreement, Delphi will license WiTricity’s intellectual property (IP) for magnetic resonance technology to commercialise wireless charg...
    Automotive MEMS sensor unit shipment up 8.4% y/y in 2015, revenue remain flat, says IHS Markit
    The shipments of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in automotive applications grew 8.4% year-over-year (y/y) in 2015, according to a press release by IHS Markit Automotive Sensor Intelligence Service. Further, while shipment volume increased significantly during the year, the revenu...
    Damping control technologies development
    Demand for improved comfort and handling is growing across a broad range of vehicle segments, from compact cars to luxury sedans, resulting in increased usage of advanced electronic controls with the objective to control ride quality and offer greater comfort to cabin occupants. Fully active shock a...
    Delphi to open new factory in Morocco – report
    Delphi plans to open a new plant in Morocco, to manufacture electrical distribution systems, reports Reuters. The company also plans to establish a research and development (R&D) centre in the North African kingdom, according to the report. Delphi’s investment in Morocco includes some seven pr...
    05-Jul-2016 News Investments
    Modularity sets Delphi's 48V mild-hybrid system apart from competitors' systems – IHS study
    IHS Senior Research Analyst Christian Müller attended the technical demonstration of Delphi's 48V mild-hybrid technology held at Delphi's Wuppertal Technical Center in Germany in May 2016. It was a technology inclined press event which put together Delphi's senior technical team, leading market ana...
    BMW, Mobileye and Intel Partner on Fully Automated Vehicles
    BMW announced last week a partnership with Intel and Mobileye to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts a reality. The three will collaborate to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021, and the three partners also expressed their intenti...
    05-Jul-2016 Analysis
    Management changes (Issue 5, 2016)
    Akebono Brake has appointed Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker as president and CEO, effective immediately, the company said in a press release yesterday (11 April). He will succeed interim president and CEO, Kanji Miyajima, who will serve as executive advisor to Uhlenbecker. Allison Transmission has promoted...
    WiTricity announces new 11kW electric vehicle wireless charging system
      WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced on 28 June that it is developing a new 11kW wireless charging system characterized by its interoperability across vehicle types and power levels, according to a press release. Complying with the recent wirele...
    01-Jul-2016 News
    Kongsberg Automotive appoints Henning E. Jensen as CEO, Bruce E. Taylor as chairman
    Kongsberg Automotive has appointed Henning E Jensen as CEO and Bruce E Taylor as chairman of the company, says a company press release. Jensen will succeed Hans Peter Havdal, who has resigned from the role of CEO. Jensen has spent 15 years in the automotive industry and has held various leadership p...
    48V technology is finally starting to emerge in 2016 - IHS study
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    Delphi releases details of 48V hybrid system and plans for future growth
    Julian Buckley, Senior Editor Global tier one supplier Delphi has held its annual investor update at Old Billingsgate in London. At the event, senior executives reported current company financials and the future performance outlook. The meeting further served as an opportunity to unveil the comp...
    Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
    If you would like your company included in this feature, or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail james.clark@ihs.com. This cutaway represents a subset of the European and NAFTA supply base information held in the SupplierBusin...
    Faurecia’s Emission Control Technologies nominated for Volkswagen (VW) FAST initiative
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    2016 Beijing Auto Show: YunOS, QNX, JAC-LINK/SDL and more
    The 2016 Beijing Auto Show was successfully held at the last week of April. Infotainment software was undoubtedly a hot area for the show. Two major trends seen at the shown include a proliferation of competing IVI OSes and screen projection solutions in time where those solutions seem to be co...
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