Delphi Technologies launched the latest version of its electronic controllers as a key pillar of its powertrain strategy for commercial vehicles. The Generation 7 electronic controllers are designed to enable maximum flexibility since they can be used in varied applications depending on the customers’ requirements. Delphi says it can either provide the electronics hardware for a customer to use with their own software, include off-the-shelf powertrain algorithms, or develop a fully bespoke software package for an OEM to operate their specific powertrain system. 

The company’s Generation 7 powertrain controllers are designed for heavy- and medium-duty applications, including trucks, buses, and off-highway. The Generation 7 controller is a flexible control platform that uses Delphi-designed application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to reduce size and cost. Delphi’s DIFlex ASIC offers fuel injection waveform control and diagnostics to meet the needs of future demanding combustion systems.

“Flexibility is particularly important in the CV market where there are many types of application, each requiring different features,” noted Delphi Technologies Commercial Vehicle Sales Director Richard Green. “The Delphi Technologies Gen 7 architecture is designed to provide very high levels of software control, allowing our in-house software engineers to develop greater synergies between hardware systems, to make optimization faster and more affordable, and even to accommodate short-notice changes.”

The Generation 7 controller also includes cybersecurity protection for vehicle manufacturers to offer over-the-air software updates. The Generation 7 controller is expected to be in production for the 2020 model year.

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