Automatic emergency braking. Blind spot detection. Lane departure warning. These technologies are helping make roads safer today and into the future.

Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. We’re driving along the highway. Traffic is moderate, but volume is starting to pick up. Brake lights begin flashing here and there. Suddenly, the driver in car in front of us slams on his brakes. Tires squeal on pavement. At that second, the car in front of us has our full attention and we hit the brakes attempting to stop our in time. The moment we sense we won’t hit the car in front, we anxiously look in the mirror to see what’s happening behind us and if that car will stop in time. All…


One of the things I love most about working at Aptiv is that while we are officially only one-year-old, we still carry a 100-year-old legacy of success with us. We can trace our roots in automotive technology back more than a century and while our history is important, our entrepreneurial spirit keeps us moving toward the future. Across our entire business, we are always looking forward through the windshield rather than being fixated on the rearview mirror.

After all, how many organizations with 100-plus years behind them can say they earned a spot on Fast Company’s list of the World’s…


My three boys have two athletic passions: golf and tennis (Fortnite doesn’t count, although it appears to involve a lot of jumping and shouting). Tennis is an amazing sport and it’s so much fun watching them develop and improve their skills and reaction time. This is never more true than with the service return.

I am always impressed by how little time they have to anticipate and prepare to return a serve — and as they get bigger the serves will come faster and faster.

Being an engineer, I just had to translate this observation into numbers, so I…


Anyone that has traveled to Las Vegas in early January for the Consumer Electronics Show knows three things: (1) you will geek out over the amazing technologies that are unveiled at the show; (2) much of what you see may never make it into the world we live in, and (3) 200,000 extra people in Las Vegas means you can expect to test your patience and your time on a taxi line each and every day.

This year, Aptiv is looking to change points 2 & 3 — one ride and one experience at a time. But we won’t forget…


When will self-driving cars become available for consumer use? The truth is they already have. Thousands of residents and tourists in Las Vegas are taking Aptiv self-driving cars — accompanied by a safety driver and safety operator — to and from popular spots on the high-traffic strip. In May, our team announced the deployment of 30 self-driving cars, equipped with Aptiv’s autonomous driving platform. These vehicles are offered to the public of Las Vegas via the Lyft app. We are proud of a significant milestone: 5,000 self-driving public rides — powered by the Aptiv autonomous driving platform.

Hitting 5,000 consumer…


You know the old saying, don’t judge a book by its cover? My parents used to tell me that all the time. Growing up the son of an engineer, I got firsthand teaching of how seemingly simple tools and parts — when architected in the right way — could be used to create extraordinarily complex products.

I can now teach my three boys about the very same thing in the form of smart vehicle architecture. I can show them how wires, circuits and connectors can create the nervous system of the most complex computer with which you interact — a…


In 1999, Aptiv (then Delphi) put the first radar on a car. Ever. It was a 1999 Jaguar, and we joked that if you bought the radar, you got the car for free. With that first system, we took a technology from aerospace and put it on a car. It was a revolutionary break-through, and is one that has since saved countless lives. But, as the joke implies, it was very expensive at the time.

That’s how it goes with most technology when it’s first introduced — expensive and only available on premium or select vehicles. But over time as…


There’s been a lot of talk around the convergence of the automotive and technology industries. But how does this happen? With a profound knowledge of the automotive infotainment space, Aptiv knows what it takes to make these incredibly complex systems work safely — all the time, in any condition.

There is a shift happening. Vehicles are becoming increasingly defined by software, and there is an increasing demand for more connectivity and personalization.

Showcasing this shift is Volvo Cars recent announcement of their partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android…


A lot of people — a lot — are talking about autonomous driving, specifically the software necessary to perfect self-driving cars. Companies are doing more than talking — they are testing, researching and hiring to solve this software/algorithm challenge… which in turn tends to make us focus on the software that drives the car.

There is, however, an unsung hero in the autonomous driving future — vehicle architecture. …


Today, Aptiv announced the deployment of 30 self-driving cars, equipped with Aptiv’s autonomous driving platform in Las Vegas. These cars will be available to the public via Lyft’s ride-hailing app on an opt-in basis and eventually riders will pay for them just like a traditional Lyft ride. We view these deployments as invaluable opportunities to learn how to best operationalize and commercialize autonomous driving technologies in a safe and effective manner.

We debuted these cars with Lyft during CES this year, and they successfully self-navigated the streets of Las Vegas. The program we are announcing today is an exciting and…

Glen De Vos

Aptiv CTO. Engineer. Explorer. Dedicated to bringing the next generation of autonomous vehicles, smart cities and connectivity to life.

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