MPA’s D&V Electronics inks a strategic partnership with OPAL-RT
By Akshay Kedari  Date: 2019-11-05

MPA’s D&V Electronics inks a strategic partnership with OPAL-RT

Founded in 1968, Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (MPA) has made a name in the automotive aftermarket parts sector with pioneering approaches that integrate advanced quality engineering with sustainable manufacturing processes.

Recently, MPA made headlines by announcing that its fully owned subsidiary, D&V Electronics, has signed a strategic partnership with Québec-based OPAL-RT to combine complementary technologies for electric motor testing, R&D and manufacturing applications.

Speaking on the move, Selwyn Joffe, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Motorcar Parts of America, said that the venture will leverage OPAL-RT’s presence in the automotive simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop markets, and D&V’s expertise in high-powered, advanced automotive testing.

According to reports, D&V’s emulators and power amplifiers would now be accessible with OPAL-RT’s real-time simulation providing users superior test capabilities and accuracies.

Apparently, these dynamic technologies would be ideal for chargers, battery packs, high-voltage DC power systems and inverters of electric vehicles; DC microgrid testing and alternative energy systems; aerospace DC power components and systems; and HIL for load emulation with real-time simulation or dynamic high-power sources.

Bill Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, D&V Electronics, claims that Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop testing possesses huge potential due to its capacity to attain closer-to-final-context results for industrial and consumer products, as well as its capability to deliver repeatable, highly precise tests that might have been very impractical, unsafe or expensive to perform with traditional hardware testing. 

Hardy added that this partnership allows both firms to help consumers substantially reduce product development costs and cycle times while improving their product offerings and lineup.

Meanwhile, Jean Belanger, CTO, OPAL-RT, said that both their two businesses are highly complementary, and together lower time-to-market – especially for EVs and renewable energy.  He further said that this partnership would allow their firm to share expertise to address bigger challenges, and jointly takes them from strength-to-strength in terms of addressing customers’ needs.

Source Credit: http://investors.motorcarparts.com/news-releases/news-release-details/motorcar-parts-americas-dv-electronics-and-opal-rt-announce

About Author

Akshay Kedari    

Akshay Kedari

A qualified computer engineering graduate, Akshay Kedari takes pride in having his way with words. Following his passion for content creation, he writes insightful pieces on aeresearch.net and a few other portals. Also endorsed with a short-term experience in web deve...

Read More

More News By Akshay Kedari

Rivian secures USD 2.65 billion months before its first vehicle launch
Rivian secures USD 2.65 billion months before its first vehicle launch
By Akshay Kedari

Electric vehicle startup, Rivian, backed by Ford Motor Co. and Amazon.com Inc., has reportedly announced an investment round of USD 2.65 billion led by T. Rowe Price, months before its first vehicle launch. Sources with knowledge of the matter state...

BMW drivers can now unlock and start cars without using their iPhone
BMW drivers can now unlock and start cars without using their iPhone
By Akshay Kedari

German multinational automobile manufacturer, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly known as BMW, has reportedly unveiled an upgraded version of its mobile car key technology, called the Digital Key Plus. This product enables iPhone users to unlock t...

FMCG firms resort to marginal hike to cope with raw material inflation
FMCG firms resort to marginal hike to cope with raw material inflation
By Akshay Kedari

The recent inflation in raw materials has reportedly prompted players in the FMCG sector to take price hike measures for their products, in a bid to maintain the revenues. According to reliable sources, some FMCG companies, including Marico, have al...

boAt raises USD 100 million in funding from Warburg Pincus
boAt raises USD 100 million in funding from Warburg Pincus
By Akshay Kedari

Indian consumer electronics brand, boAt, has reportedly secured funding of USD 100 million from Warburg Pincus, a New-York-based private equity firm, at a USD 300 million valuation. The company will utilize these funds to expand its product portfoli...

Elevar Therapeutics and Inceptua partner to commercialize Apealea®
Elevar Therapeutics and Inceptua partner to commercialize Apealea®
By Akshay Kedari

According to reliable sources, U.S.-based fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, Elevar Therapeutics Inc., has signed an exclusive agreement with Inceptua Group for the commercialization and distribution of its non-cremophor based paclitaxel tre...