Delphi Automotive’s Pittsburgh Connection Has Leg Up in Race to Driverless Technology

When Uber decided in 2014 to pursue driverless technology, it came to Pittsburgh and hired 40 employees from CMU’s Robotics department. Delphi’s approach was different; it invested in Ottomatika, a company spun off from the school’s robotics school. Then in 2015, Delphi bought the spinoff, which continues to operate near the city and furnish software expertise. In August, Delphi announced that it will be street testing autonomous vehicles in Singapore as part of an initiative in that country to develop advanced mobility systems to cut down on crowding.