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Delphi technologies on show at IAA Frankfurt show

At this year’s Frankfurt motor show (September 14-24), technologies from Delphi Automotive PLC featured on numerous new vehicles.

Delphi will enter the market with the industry’s first Multi Domain Controller (MDC) in late 2017 with Audi zFAS, with a first introduction on the Audi A8.

This technology enables the massive computing power needed for active safety and advanced driver assistance systems. At the automated level, multi-domain computing platforms are essential for fail safe, functional safety and functional performance – to achieve automotive grade. This powerful control center also reduces system complexity, cost and weight. It will be available on several Audi models as well as on the new Porsche Cayenne.

Delphi’s integrated 3D gesture recognition is now also available on the new BMW X3. This system enables simple hand and arm gestures to control the infotainment system, essentially performing sign language to talk with your car.

The EU will limit CO2 emissions of the average new car to 95g/km on 95 percent of the new car fleet in 2020 and 100 per cent beginning in 2021, compared to 130g/km in 2015.

Demand for petrol direct injection (GDi) technology is increasing and nearly half of all petrol engines are expected to feature GDi technology worldwide in 2020. Delphi’s GDi system significantly reduces CO2 emissions while offering an industry benchmark for low noise, which is a key consumer issue. It is featured on the new Citroën C3 Aircross.

With increasing consumer demand for more entertainment and data exchange within the automobile, Delphi’s expanding portfolio of cables, connectors and consumer ports allow communication of audio, video and navigation data within the vehicle. The new Jaguar E-PACE features Delphi’s USB connectivity panel.