SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

January 02, 2008 10:00 ET

Delphi Brings Active Safety Simulation to CES Show

Delphi Active Safety Demonstrations Provide a Dynamic Experience

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 2, 2008) - Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) will simulate its active safety technologies with a new safety simulator at the 2008 annual International Consumer Electronics Show. Delphi will demonstrate forward collision warning, lane departure warning, side alert and adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop & go.

Using video, sound and haptic affects, Delphi will allow consumers to dynamically experience how active safety technologies work and help prevent accidents.

ACC with Stop & Go and Pre-crash Sensing with Autonomous Braking

Delphi's ACC system uses precision long-range radar to detect slower moving in-lane vehicles and automatically manage speed to maintain a driver-selectable time-gap from the vehicle ahead. The same long-range radar also serves as the platform for other safety systems like forward collision warning and pre-crash sensing.

One of the first suppliers to launch a radar-based ACC system in 1999, Delphi has continued to add features and functionality to its system including full-speed-range functionality and stop & go. With the stop & go feature, the system can control speed reduction all the way to a complete stop.

Using the same radar, Delphi's pre-crash sensing system autonomously reacts to imminent crash events to enhance occupant protection. The system determines the trajectory of an oncoming target, time of impact, impact velocity and point of impact and uses this information to work with other safety systems to reduce the severity of unavoidable frontal crashes. Countermeasures are tailored to the situation and include brake assist or automatic braking, and motorized resettable seatbelts that remove seat-belt slack and better position the occupant for the collision.

Side Alert

Motorists changing lanes or engaging in other maneuvers face challenges from blind spots that exist to the sides of most vehicles. While vehicle designers are working to eliminate these blind spots, Delphi's active safety technologies can help mitigate their impact. Delphi's side alert system helps alert drivers of vehicles in their side blind spots when changing lanes. When a moving vehicle is detected entering the side blind spot, a visual alert is provided via an illuminated icon in the side view mirror.

The low-cost system is offered in a small package that can be integrated into taillights, side markers or side body fascia.

Delphi - Decades of Experience in Supplying Safety Products

Building on a long history of successful passive safety technology introductions, Delphi began developing its active safety portfolio nearly twenty years ago and continues to supply OEMs with safety technologies that complement its active safety portfolio. Delphi's passive safety product line include seatbelts, a full line of airbags, including low-risk deployment, passive occupant detection, rollover detection and airbag control units to complement its active safety list of products.

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