Delphi to Partner with LiDAR-Maker Innoviz
The British automotive supplier ramps up its focus on autonomous driving
Autopart manufacturer Delphi Automotive PLC signed a commercial partnership agreement with Israel-based LiDAR startup Innoviz Technologies, the companies announced Friday. Based in Gillingham, in the U.K, Delphi also invested in Innoviz, the companies said.
In December 2016 the startup announced a partnership with global autopart manufacturer Magna International Inc.
In 2015 an autonomous car by Delphi completed the longest autonomous drive in North America. In December 2016 the company announced a partnership with Israel-based car technologies vendor Mobileye.
On May 3, 2017, Delphi announced a plan to separate into two entities, to be completed by March 2018. One entity will continue Delphi's focus on internal combustion technologies. Called Powertrain, the second entity will focus on electrically powered cars and self-driving vehicles.