Car parts supplier and integrator Delphi Automotive on Thursday announced a string of investments and partnerships in three companies to profit from the growing volume of data generated by the increasing number of internet-connected vehicles.
The company invested in Isreali-based Valens, the developer of HDBaseT, the global standard for transmission of ultra-high definition video, audio, Ethernet and controls data. Valens introduced its HDBaseT Automotive technology to address the challenges of the connected car, including the increasing amount of bandwidth and wiring necessary required for infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Delphi and Valens will be working closely together to advance solutions for in-vehicle connectivity based on HDBaseT Automotive and Delphi’s technologies.
Delphi also partnered with Rosenberger, one of the leading companies in Automotive radio frequency (RF) connection systems with broader experience in other industries such as telecommunication, medical and test and measurement. Rosenberger provides state-of-the-art connection systems to enable future ADAS, automated driving and connected vehicle platforms.
Delphi and Rosenberger have agreed to engage in a technical partnership and will collaborate on high-performance, cost-effective, high-speed Ethernet solutions for the transportation market.
The company said it has signed a commercial partnership agreement with otonomo, an Israel-based technology company developing a data marketplace for automakers.
“The focus of our partnership will be bringing otonomo’s connected car marketplace to OEM customers,” said Kevin Clark, president and CEO, Delphi Automotive. “otonomo’s connected car marketplace will be integrated with Delphi products to offer a complete data acquisition and monetization solution for automakers.”
“Demand for increased connectivity, active safety and greater vehicle automation requires best-in-class signal and power distribution capabilities along with a robust data management strategy,” said Kevin Clark, Delphi president and chief executive officer.
Delphi will offer services from all three companies as a part of a connected car ecosystem, unlocking significant value for OEMs.