Autonomous driving firm Aptiv opens Boston technology centre

Aptiv, the autonomous vehicle technology company that was previously Delphi Automotive, has opened a new technology centre in Boston’s Seaport district.

The district is already home to an automated driving pilot programme run by nuTonomy, the autonomous vehicle start-up recently acquired by Aptiv. The district’s urban surroundings and diverse weather conditions are seen as providing an ideal environment for automated driving development.

“Boston has become a leading global city for the development of autonomous driving solutions, making it the ideal location for our new technology center,” said Aptiv president and chief executive officer Kevin Clark.

“We look forward to working closely with Mayor Walsh and Boston’s world-class research centers and talent base to move mobility forward in the City and across the globe.”

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said: “A year ago, I issued an executive order that welcomed researchers and companies to Boston, inviting them to explore how autonomous vehicle technology can help further our transportation goals of safety, access, and reliability.”

“We are pleased that Aptiv will locate their new mobility innovation center in Boston, tapping into the wealth of talent here and strengthening Boston’s role as a leader in innovation,” continued Walsh.

The new facility adds to Aptiv’s existing technology centres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Mountain View, California.