To continue developing advanced technologies for the automotive market, Magna has signed a deal to acquire Haptronik GmbH, further investing in advanced motion-control software and adding to Magna's leadership in mechatronics products. "This acquisition is about access to the vehicle and the experience we want people to have – both today and in the future, as the new mobility ecosystem continues to evolve," said John O'Hara, President, Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting. This technology differentiates Magna's power system product offerings, specifically enhancing its SmartAccess power door experience. The software also allows for features such as anti-slam and virtual door check. Pending standard closing conditions, the deal is expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2019.