SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

January 03, 2008 08:00 ET

Delphi Showcases Its Broad Range of Controls & Security Products at 2008 CES

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - Delphi Corporation's (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) electronic displays, security systems and mechatronics products are being displayed at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Delphi is showcasing these products that link the driver to the vehicle at its exhibit (#5206) at the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Delphi's control systems are a critical interface between the driver and the vehicle. These products provide drivers information, convenience and protection as well as help define the vehicle by differentiating its cockpit and operation from other cars or trucks.

"Our control and display products actually connect the driver to the vehicle by giving them convenient access and intuitive operation of the vehicle systems," said Jugal Vijayvargiya, lead executive for Delphi's Controls & Security product business unit. "We have helped OEMs define vehicles by enhancing the cockpit with intuitive controls and displays for more than 90 years."

Delphi has taken instrumentation from monochromic, analog, mechanical devices to full-color, electronic reconfigurable displays and cockpits that the driver can adjust to his/her individual driver preferences. Delphi controls and security products address the needs of OEMs by providing the right interface and information for the driver. Delphi will showcase many of these products that provide vital vehicle systems feedback at CES. The products that Delphi will showcase include:

Hybrid Color-Configurable Cluster

Delphi's hybrid color-configurable cluster offers OEMs greater flexibility in displaying enhanced and personalized information to the driver in a cost-effective package. The cluster matches proven electromechanical, motor-driven gauges with a reconfigurable active matrix liquid crystal display to provide attractive styling. The cluster provides the driver with information that can be reconfigured to fit his/her personal preferences.

Controls and Displays with Color-Selectable Cockpit and Ambience Lighting

Delphi offers an appealing personalization option that enables drivers to adapt the interior lighting color to their personal tastes at any time. The system complements Delphi's award-winning color-selectable instrument cluster that is commercially available today. This system features custom lighting in the entire cockpit.

Long-Range Bi-directional Key Fob Vehicle Access System

Delphi's latest key fob offering is a bi-directional key fob that provides car-to-user and user-to-car communication informing the user about the status of various functions in the car. Deep expertise in vehicle wireless communication enables Delphi to offer optimum range performance to the OEM. Delphi's bi-directional key fob system provides long-range possibilities for car-to-user communication. The bi-directional key fob has a range of up to 1 km (open-air) and 250 m (from within buildings). The system allows users to lock and unlock doors, open trunks and operate panic buttons. It can also feature remote start and display vehicle status through a new E-Ink electronic paper display.

Integrated Center Panel with Dual Zone Control and Display

First introduced on the Jaguar XK, Delphi's one-piece Integrated Center Panel helps OEMs lower cost and simplify design. This Delphi innovation replaces separate HVAC, radio, entertainment, communications, accessory and other functional switches with a single mechatronic module. The one-piece design offers significant cost savings when compared with the cost of individually installed components. It reduces wiring harness cost and mass, while providing a uniform look in the interior.

Delphi's Integrated Center Panel is available with touch screen and traditional switching interfaces. Delphi can integrate switch functions for a centrally-mounted touch screen that allows for intuitive selection of climate, audio, navigation, telephone and vehicle personalization settings.

Integrated Roof Module

Delphi's roof modules are integrated seamlessly into the vehicle and enhance convenience to consumers. The products integrate functionality such as switches, interior lighting, intrusion detection and cameras in the roof environment. The roof module features include: multiple switch option bank, integrated forward looking camera for active safety features, ultrasonic intrusion and inclination sensor, LED task lighting, compass, temperature and humidity sensors, interior security camera and the low-cost LIN (Local Interconnect Network) interface. The module helps simplify the vehicle interior as well as assembly.

Ultrasonic Intrusion Sensing/Inclination Sensing

Delphi theft protection products help OEMs meet all insurance requirements for vehicle security with production-ready, integrated intrusion and inclination sensing system. The theft protection family includes immobilizer solutions, intrusion detection, and inclination sensing and an alert siren with applications that fully comply with existing and future planned regulations to help provide drivers peace of mind. Delphi offers OEM solutions that fully comply with existing and planned regulations and are integrated into the vehicle's electrical architecture taking into consideration performance, cost and space.

Adaptive HMI Controller

Delphi offers a multi-modal haptic control with adaptive detents and stops for intuitive operation of entertainment, navigation and HVAC systems. The controller features a rotary control with adaptable electromagnetic braking design. The system provides haptic rotary feedback that is designed to match the visual display content.

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