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Delphi Changes Name To Aptiv And Wants To Dramatically Cut Autonomous Tech Costs 7
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Delphi, Reports, Tech on 12 7th, 2017


Self-driving startup Delphi Automotive is changing its name to Aptiv and intends on slashing the cost of self-driving cars by over 90 per cent.

Speaking a week before Aptiv hits the New York Stock Exchange, company chief executive Kevin Clark said that Delphi Technologies will focus on traditional engine components while Aptiv will focus on autonomous vehicle technologies.

As it stands, Aptiv estimates that the cost of self-driving hardware and software costs between $70,000 and $150,000 per vehicle. However, in an interview with Reuters, Clark said the company intends on slashing this to roughly $5,000 by 2025.

Clark asserts that one of the most significant areas of saving in the future will be the greater use of vehicle platforms created exclusively for electric vehicles with self-driving abilities.

“Looking five to 10 years out, given the amount of software going into the car, the complexity of (self-driving) systems and infotainment systems, the basic architecture of the vehicle needs to be rethought,” Clark said.

While Aptiv is confident that it can dramatically slash the costs of self-driving hardware and software, it doesn’t expect to see autonomous systems become the norm on individually-owned passenger cars before 2025. Instead, fleet operators will be the first to adopt the technology in large numbers as they’re capable of absorbing the costs.

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Delphi Buys Self-Driving Startup NuTonomy For $450 Million 3
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Delphi, Reports, Tech on 11 3rd, 2017


Automotive supplier Delphi has announced it will acquire self-driving car startup NuTonomy in a deal worth $450 million.

The deal consists of a $400 million purchase price of NuTonomy and an additional $50 million in earn-outs. It is just the latest deal in the autonomous vehicle sector this year and is yet another example of companies looking to partner with or purchase, competitors to accelerate the development of self-driving cars.

As part of the deal, over 100 employees from NuTonomy, including 70 engineers and scientists, will join forces with the 100-member automated driving team of Delphi. NuTonomy will remain based in Boston.

Since being formed in 2013, NuTonomy has been developing autonomous technologies and made headlines last year after it launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore.

In a statement, NuTonomy chief executive Karl Iagnemma said the deal will help the two companies sell autonomous systems to other brands.

“We have, between us, really outstanding technical expertise — on the scientific side, on the algorithmic side.

“We have now deep and long-standing expertise on the automotive engineering side. And we have conduits, pathways, to selling it to all the various businesses that autonomous driving can impact, through traditional OEM channels, and through mobility services,” he said.

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Blackberry Wants To Get In On Self-Driving Software, Partners With Delphi 24
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Delphi, Reports, Tech on 09 24th, 2017


Delphi and BlackBerry have announced a partnership to develop a software operating system for self-driving vehicles.
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Blackberry Wants To Get In On Self-Driving Software, Partners With Delphi 24
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Delphi, Reports, Tech on 09 24th, 2017


Delphi and BlackBerry have announced a partnership to develop a software operating system for self-driving vehicles.
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BMW, Intel And Mobileye Form Autonomous Superpower With Delphi 17
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, BMW, Delphi, Reports, Tech on 05 17th, 2017


It’s been a couple of years since news about Delphi Automotive hit our desks but the company has been continuing to test autonomous prototypes in California and has just announced a significant partnership for the industry.
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