Automated Driving Takes a Significant Step Forward with Delphi
Delphi and Ottomatika partner to offer industry-leading solutions for automated driving
GILLINGHAM, England -- Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a leader in advanced driver assistance systems, will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.
Delphi, the company that first introduced automotive radar systems, will integrate its active safety technologies with Ottomatika’s automated driving software. The combination of the two creates a technology platform that enables a vehicle to make human-like decisions when driving in the city or on the highway. The platform is flexible and can be expanded and upgraded as the software is updated. It will also support vehicle-to-environment (V2X) communications.
“Dealing with highly complex real-world decisions is a limitation for much of the current technology in the market,” said Jeff Owens, Delphi’s chief technology officer. “This partnership with Ottomatika will represent a significant step forward in making automated driving a reality. Your car just got a lot smarter.”
Using their individual strengths, Delphi and Ottomatika have developed a vehicle platform that can instantaneously make complex decisions, like stopping and proceeding at a four-way stop, timing a highway merge or calculating the safest maneuver around a bicyclist on a city street.
Delphi is supporting the collaboration by making an investment in Ottomatika. Together, the two companies will design a short- and long-term roadmap of steadily increasing vehicle automation in the coming years.
“Ottomatika leverages ground-breaking expertise and long-term experience in vehicle automation,” said Raj Rajkumar, co-founder and CEO, Ottomatika, Inc. “Delphi and Ottomatika working together have the potential to solve the automated driving challenge, which makes roads safer for everyone.”
Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a leading global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Delphi operates major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 32 countries, with regional headquarters in Bascharage, Luxembourg; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China and Troy, Michigan, U.S. Delphi delivers innovation for the real world with technologies that make cars and trucks safer as well as more powerful, efficient and connected. Visit www.delphi.com.
Ottomatika, Inc. is a leading vendor of software and systems for advanced driving assistance and human-in-the-loop vehicle automation systems. Ottomatika is a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. The core team of Ottomatika has a cumulative experience of multiple decades in building autonomous vehicle technologies. Ottomatika’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of vehicular automation technologies in the automotive marketspace affordably, reliably and safely. Visit www.ottomatika.com.