SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

January 08, 2008 08:00 ET

Delphi Extends Navigation to Broader Market

Delphi's Entry Level Navigation Gives OEMs More Choices to Offer Integrated Navigation Systems in More Vehicles

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Delphi's (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) newest navigation system uses a flash-based, secure digital (SD) card map database to provide high performance at low cost. One of the first tier-one suppliers to offer navigation systems to vehicle manufacturers in the mid and value segments of the market, Delphi is showcasing its navigation systems in show vehicles at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Exhibit 5206).

"Delphi's navigation portfolio spans from ultra-high-end vehicle applications to personal navigation devices," said Rich Betz, Delphi Electronics & Safety managing director entertainment & communications. "In excess of 33 million portable navigation systems will be sold in 2008 which will translate into a tremendous demand for an array of vehicle OEM solutions."

Delphi is positioning its navigation portfolio to provide a variety of alternative solutions that will allow the company to provide OEMs with a global assortment of navigation options that respond to diverse market demand, according to Betz.

Delphi's entry level system provides the benefits of an integrated system designed to complement specific vehicle interiors but also offers a flexible, scalable architecture that allows vehicle manufacturers to address the desire of consumers to have a navigation radio system in their vehicle regardless of the vehicle category.

Providing excellent value, the system features full-color, 2.5-D dynamic map navigation with map overlays for lane guidance and turns. The system offers voice-guided directions and is available in single or double din designs with a 4.3 to 6.5-inch display. Its solid state secure digital card map database provides seamless routing and enables incremental map updates. The SD card input can also be used for other media (music, pod cast, etc.).

Delphi's Entry Level Navigation Radio integrates map navigation and audio into one unit and allows the navigation system to be used in parallel to the audio system. The unit can include CD-ROM, an MP3 decoder and an auxiliary audio input.

Delphi continues to help move navigation systems ahead in the market by offering a complete line of products that make navigation accessible to more vehicle buyers worldwide.

In the last decade alone, Delphi has pioneered or led the introduction of multi-speaker, multi-amp premium audio, CD playbacks, DVD rear seat video, MP3 playbacks, advanced TV reception systems and satellite radio into the market.

Delphi supplies both OEM and retail hardware for both domestic satellite radio providers. Since beginning radio production in 1936, Delphi has introduced an array of new technologies and manufactured more than 283 million radio systems, including 18 million satellite radio units.

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