AirlQ - a telematics technology company - and Delphi have announced an agreement to co-develop a vehicle interface module, providing standard connectivity to enhance telematics services.

With the standard interface that AirIQ and Delphi will develop, AirIQ's telematics devices will provide vehicle information such as trouble codes and on-board vehicle system monitoring to AirIQ's customers. The interface will be developed to support specifications for both passenger vehicles and commercial trucks.

Delphi Delco Electronics Systems and Delphi Integrated Service Solutions (Delphi-ISS) are working together to provide AirIQ with specific firmware and software allowing vehicle data parameters to be transmitted wirelessly to a centralised facility.

Once this data arrives at AirIQ's network operations centre, AirIQ's system will leverage Delphi Integrated Service Solutions' patented techniques to analyse the data and make vehicle service recommendations.

"The availability of a vehicle interface that is connected directly to the vehicle's electronics system will advance and automate the flow of additional information between AirIQ's customers and their fleets," said Donald E. Simmonds, President and CEO of AirIQ.

"Clearly, this agreement with AirIQ is consistent with the strategic direction in our segment. We will leverage the building blocks of our technology and vehicle systems expertise to guide the development of standard vehicle connectivity," said Dr. Robert W. Schumacher, Delphi's Business Line Executive for Wireless Products.

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