Delphi Expands Electrical/Electronic Architecture Hybrid Development Capabilities
Provides for Synergistic Co-Development of New Electrical/Electronic Architecture Products
TROY, Mich. — With the expansion of Delphi’s Electrical/Electronic Hybrid Development Center within its Technical Center in Champion, Ohio, Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) increases its capacity to provide original equipment manufacturers and hybrid device suppliers with advanced hybrid vehicle electrical/electronic distribution systems and components. “As our hybrid business continues to grow, it made sense to further align our engineering resources and expand our development capabilities to meet the growing demand,” says Randall Sumner, director, Delphi Global Hybrid Business Development, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture.
Delphi’s Hybrid Development Center brings together dedicated component designers and advanced engineers, hybrid product and manufacturing process development, a hybrid prototype laboratory and an accredited full-service test facility. The Hybrid Development Center is also in close proximity to Delphi molding and stamping facilities, which Sumner calls “a good fit” because it provides existing and potential customers the opportunity to see first-hand the full extent of Delphi’s manufacturing capabilities along with its product capability and extensive hybrid portfolio.
“Our portfolio has the ability to connect all the parts of an E/E hybrid system for all customers,” Sumner notes. Among the products included in Delphi Packard E/EA’s hybrid portfolio are high-power shielded connection systems, high-voltage wiring assemblies, battery cell interconnects, battery monitoring devices, battery service disconnect devices and high-power electrical centers.
Ongoing development of Delphi’s hybrid portfolio is driven by demand for energy independence and greener alternatives for transportation. Sumner says the availability of fossil fuels is a global concern and everyone understands that alternatives must be found.
Development of economical, environmentally friendly vehicles is one key to the auto industry’s future, Sumner reflects. “With our experience and commitment, Delphi is poised to play a big role in a greener, more fuel-efficient future.”
The company is featuring a display of its hybrid electric architecture capabilities including battery interconnect, harness assemblies and connection systems at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2009 World Congress in Detroit next week in addition to presenting several papers and participating in a number of technical sessions. For a complete list, visit www.sae.org/congress.
Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture delivers power and signal distribution networks for today’s increasingly complex vehicles. Delphi engineers act as master architects, using the Velocity™ tool suite - a comprehensive set of design, analysis and simulation tools - to create a virtual model of a vehicle’s E/E architecture down to the last connector, electrical center, electronic module and wiring harness. In doing so, they evaluate the impact of various trade-offs to deliver a fully optimized E/E architecture system backed by Delphi technical centers and manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the globe.
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