DETROIT — Delphi Corp. was honored with the Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award for its Multimode Electronically Scanning Radar and Direct Acting Piezo Injector, during the 16th annual awards ceremony in Detroit last evening.
Delphi’s Multimode Electronically Scanning Radar earned top honors in the Product Category, North America. The innovative, solid state radar provides two measurement modes simultaneously and makes it possible to use a single radar to enable driver assist systems that previously required multiple radars. Offering class-leading performance, packaging and durability, ESR is helping to make radar-based convenience and safety systems affordable in the volume automotive market.
A winner in the Product Category, Europe, Delphi’s Direct Acting Piezo Injector represents a radical breakthrough in diesel injection technology. For the first time, the fuel injector needle is directly activated by the Piezo stack, eliminating the hydraulic circuit and its associated lag and energy consumption. This new technology is helping vehicle manufacturers meet tough Euro 6 emission standards while improving torque, power, fuel economy and drivability.
“It is a great honor for Delphi to win two of the industry’s most prestigious awards for innovation,” said Andrew Brown Jr., PhD, Delphi executive director and chief technologist. “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment. Our talented inventors are committed to developing industry leading innovations and valued-added product technologies that lessen the environmental impact of vehicles, improve their fuel economy and help safety convenience systems be more available.”
Along with the awards for the ESR and Direct Acting Piezo Injector innovations, Delphi was also honored with a finalist award for Halogen-Free Cable. Delphi’s Halogen-Free 0.13 mm² Cable is highly durable automotive cable that features significantly lighter and thinner insulation than traditional cable. Free of dangerous chemicals such as halogens, heavy metals and phthalates, it is a recyclable and environmentally friendly product that offers outstanding abrasion and pinch resistance while helping to reduce system mass and enhance fuel economy.
The Automotive News PACE Awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. The prestigious award is recognized around the world as the industry symbol of innovation.