Delta is Partner of Webasto Following Development of Thermal Management Solution for Automotive Roof Sensor Modules
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced is partner by Webasto, the world’s leader in automotive roof solutions. With this partnership, Webasto leveraged Delta’s expertise in active and passive thermal management components and technical support for the development of its automotive roof sensor modules (RSM).
With the Roof Sensor Module Webasto is helping to shape the autonomous future. Michael Respondek, Executive Vice President Roof & Components Europe at Webasto, said: “Together with our partners we succeed in integrating sensor technology in the car roof in a visually attractive way. Thanks to Delta’s experience in the automotive industry combined with its skills in thermal management solutions, our collaboration on the RSM will help the automotive industry take several steps forward in the evolution of autonomous and semi-autonomous driving.” The RSM solution premiered at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany.
Gavin Hsu, business director, Fan & Thermal Management Business Group at Delta EMEA, commented, “Delta is very excited to play a role in the collaboration of the thermal management solutions for Webasto’s innovative RSM, which will help advance the pace at which safe and reliable autonomous driving becomes part of our everyday driving. Delta’s strong R&D capabilities comprising over 9,000 R&D engineers worldwide and commitment to investing over 8% of its annual revenues into R&D have been instrumental to achieve our excellent reputation in the automotive industry. That´s why we have become a partner of Webasto for the development of its state-of-the-art RSM.”
With the RSM, Webasto offers OEMs an openable roof system that includes integrated sensors for autonomous driving for series production applications, including passenger cars and robotaxis. As the highest point of the vehicle, the roof is the ideal location to integrate cameras, radar and LiDAR sensors. To ensure the continued functionality of the RSM’s sensors even when the sensors are exposed directly to sunlight, Delta’s innovative thermal management system - comprising both active and passive cooling solutions, guarantees the functionality of the sensor technology in all weather conditions.
For the RSM, Delta and Webasto developed a thermal solution which, in addition to being compact and flexible, was engineered to comply with Webasto’s exact specifications. Furthermore, Delta’s considerable experience in designing and supplying components for automotive manufacturers meant it had the global resources and skills to engineer a solution suitable for Webasto’s high quality standards.