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     aeresearch.net

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

Hyundai Motor, LG Energy Solution to launch battery plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor, LG Energy Solution to launch battery plant in Indonesia

By Akshay Kedari

This new battery production plant will be built in the Karwang Regency. It will reportedly have a yearly output of around 10 gigawatt-hours of batteries. South Korean multinational conglomerates Hyundai Motor Company and LG Energy Solution Ltd. ...

Amazon’s ‘Key for Business’ raises security concerns for U.S apartments

Amazon’s ‘Key for Business’ raises security concerns for U.S apartments

By Akshay Kedari

American technology and e-commerce giant, Amazon.com Inc. has reportedly been using ‘Key for Business’- a system that enables the company’s delivery agents to gain access to apartment complexes without requiring to be buzzed in by r...

Volvo Cars might take full control of its Chinese stake ahead of IPO

Volvo Cars might take full control of its Chinese stake ahead of IPO

By Akshay Kedari

Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars Corporation reportedly signed an agreement with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to buy out from their decade-long joint ventures to gain complete ownership of its facilities in China. According to relia...

Lamborghini expects sale volumes to hit record highs in India this year

Lamborghini expects sale volumes to hit record highs in India this year

By Akshay Kedari

Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is reportedly expecting substantial growth in sales volumes in India this year as the carmaker is experiencing a V-shaped upturn in demand after the easing out of COVID-19 pandemic...

Netflix ventures into video games, hires former Oculus and EA developer

Netflix ventures into video games, hires former Oculus and EA developer

By Akshay Kedari

OTT streaming giant Netflix Inc. is reportedly planning to offer games on its platforms at no additional costs. The company has tapped Mike Verdu, a former Oculus and EA game development leader, to spearhead its games division. Verdu will join as th...