Intier Automotive Inc. and Delphi Corp. are exploring new ways together to integrate electronics and car interiors, including in-molding some switches and controllers.
The companies announced Feb. 18 they had signed an alliance that seeks to marry the electronics capabilities within Delphi's Packard Electric unit to Intier automotive interior systems.
Delphi, based in Troy, Mich., and Newmarket-based Intier are not announcing any details on the alliance yet, but are seeking joint development projects, including advanced electronic architecture in automotive cockpits and integrating electronic connectors into interior components.
``By working together, we can ... balance the design and function of our customers' vehicles,'' said Paul Miller, business line executive for Delphi Packard Electric's electrical/electronic distribution systems.
Delphi Packard has assigned six engineers to work with Intier. Together the companies have 12 advanced technology projects in the works.