SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

April 16, 2007 10:41 ET

Delphi Shares Engineering Expertise at SAE 2007

Delphi Brings Some of the Industry's Leading Talent and Innovations to the World's Biggest Forum for the Advancement of Technology

TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Delphi Corporation (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) will demonstrate its leadership in the engineering and technical industry through its participation in the upcoming 2007 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, today through April 19 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

A Strategic Tier 1 Partner to Toyota Motor Company in planning this year's Congress, Delphi will participate in panel discussions and present more than 25 technical papers on topics of importance to the technical community such as engine technology advancements, safety system developments, emission control improvements and more.

Delphi will also host a display booth (OEM Supplier Park, Booth 1761) exhibiting some of its innovative technology including powertrain systems, thermal systems, electrical/electronic architecture and electronics & safety systems.

"Delphi has always been a strong supporter of SAE and the value it brings to the technical community, and we're particularly pleased to be in the Strategic Tier 1 Partner role supporting this year's host company, Toyota," said Jeff Owens, vice president of Delphi Corporation, president of Delphi Electronics & Safety. "We're also excited about our display, which will highlight the world-class technical capability Delphi has across many product lines and in many regions of the world."

Among the technologies Delphi will be showcasing is the world's first automotive ammonia sensor, which reduces pollution and helps diesel operators save money. The new technology allows direct closed-loop control of the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems used on an increasing number of diesel vehicles to reduce NOx in an effort to meet emissions regulations.

"Delphi participates in SAE because we want to be a part of furthering the technical community," said Owens. "And we're not alone in our desire to promote the advancement of the industry's technology capabilities, so I think this should be one of the strongest SAE technical sessions we've seen in a while."

In its fiftieth year of operation in North America, Toyota is the first Asian automaker to host the SAE Congress. Toyota chose Delphi as its strategic tier one partner because of its years of experience and technical capability.


Delphi engineers and key leadership will be participating in five SAE panels:

"Total Vehicle Integration" (Monday, April 16, AVL Technology Theater, 10:30 a.m.) Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr., Delphi's executive director and chief technologist, will moderate this panel on how Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can integrate customer needs, internal and supplier capabilities and regulation-driven systems into designs that are valuable to the consumer, timely to market and efficient to assemble.

"Electronics Open Architectures" (Monday, April 16, AVL Technology Theater, 2:30 p.m.) Jeffrey J. Owens, vice president of Delphi and president of Delphi Electronics & Safety, will moderate an open discussion panel of electronic systems suppliers, who will discuss the performance requirements an open architecture needs to function effectively in the automotive environment.

"From Design to Manufacturing: The New Realities" (Thursday, April 19, AVL Technology Theater, 10:30 a.m.) Sidney Johnson, Delphi vice president, Global Supply Management, will serve as a member of this open panel that will discuss the complex elements involved in finding low-cost design and manufacturing capability in the global economy.

"Safety Sells" (Wednesday, April 18, AVL Technology Theater, 2:30 p.m.) This open panel will feature Robert W. Schumacher, general director of Advanced Product and Business Development, Delphi Electronics & Safety.

"The Gasoline Engine Is Dead. Or Is It?" (Wednesday, April 18, FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum, 1:30 p.m.) Scott Bailey, general manager, Delphi Gas Engine Management Systems, will moderate this panel.


Delphi will be presenting 27 technical papers at SAE. Three papers expected to draw high interest from attendees are:

2007-01-1188 Development of Next Generation Automatic Climate Control (Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m., Rm. W1-55A) This paper discusses new Automatic Climate Control (ACC) technology developed by Delphi based on the concepts of power balance and the separation of transient and steady state control. Delphi's ACC technology improves customer comfort by considering changing weather and environmental conditions and then automatically adjusting the cabin temperature accordingly. It also reduces program development time and associated costs for manufacturers.

2006-21-0081 Driver State Assessment and Driver Support Systems (Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m., Rm. W2-64) The paper examines the role of monitoring the driver state -- including driver distraction, alcohol impairment and drowsiness -- in traffic safety. Technology, such as automatic eye tracking systems, can provide real-time feedback about the driver state to modify behavior before accidents occur. Distraction feedback, for example, can reduce a driver's eye glances away from the forward road. Driver state information can also be fused with forward collision warning systems and lane departure warning systems, further enhancing safety benefits.

2007-01-1736 Flexible Low Cost Lane Departure Warning System (Thursday, April 19, 2:30 p.m., Rm. W2-67) The paper discusses a new, more affordable approach to Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDWS), which have been developed to alert drivers of a lane departure to help prevent accidents caused by distracted or drowsy drivers. Delphi engineers partnered with the University of Michigan in the development of new technology that uses Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) to create a LDWS at a much lower cost than is possible today.

Other Delphi papers being issued are:

2007-01-0502 A Hardware-in-the-loop Test Bench for Production Transmission Controls Software Quality Validation (Monday, April 16, 1:30 p.m., Rm. M2-29)

2007-01-1497 A Statistical Approach for Real-Time Prognosis of Safety-Critical Vehicle Systems (Wednesday, April 18, 1:30 p.m., Rm. W2-70)

2007-01-0782 Why Have a Systems Engineering (SE) Capability for Automotive Product Development? - Questions and Answers (Monday, April 16, 1:30 p.m., Rm. O2-44)

2007-01-0773 Cylinder Pressure-Based Control of Pre-Mixed Diesel Combustion (Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m., Rm. D2-08)

2007-01-1285 Design and Development of a 2-Step Rocker Arm (Thursday, April 19, 1:30 p.m., Rm. D3-22/23)

2007-01-0812 Exploring the Trade-Off of Handling Stability and Responsiveness with Advanced Control Systems (Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m., Rm. W2-63)

2007-01-1613 A Process Membership Service for Active Safety Systems (Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m., Rm. O2-38)

2007-01-0960 Non-Intrusive Engine Speed Sensor (Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m., Rm. O2-33)

2007-01-1731 Automotive FM Diversity Systems, Part I: Multipath Review (Thursday, April 19, 3 p.m., Rm. M3-31)

2007-01-1732 Automotive FM Diversity Systems, Part 2: Analog Systems (Thursday, April 19, 3:45 p.m., Rm. M3-31)

2007-01-1734 Automotive FM Diversity Systems, Part 3: Digital Systems (Thursday, April 19, 4:15 p.m., Rm. M3-31)

2007-01-1275 SMART Tool Based Analysis of E/E Subsystems (Wednesday, April 18, 1:30 p.m., Rm. D3-20/21)

2007-01-1487 ESCAPE CAN Limitations (Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m., Rm. W2-70)

2007-01-0783 Model-based Development for Event-driven Applications Using MATLAB: Audio Playback Case Study (Monday, April 16, 2 p.m., Rm. O2-44)

2007-01-0708 Stiff Versus Yielding Seats: Analysis of Matched Rear Impact Tests (Tuesday, April 17, 11 a.m., Rm. O2-38)

2007-01-1193 Cooling with Augmented Heated and Cooled Seats (Wednesday, April 18, 5:45 p.m., Rm. W1-55A)

2007-01-0245 Evaluation of Predictive Capability of Diesel Nozzle Cavitation Models (Monday, April 16, 9:30 a.m., Rm. D3-22/23)

2007-01-0774 Design of an Automotive Grade Controller for In-Cylinder Pressure Based Engine Control Development (Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m., Rm. D2-08)

2007-01-1265 Effects of Substrate Diameter and Cell Density on FTP Performance (Wednesday, April 18, 4:15 p.m., Rm. D2-13/14)

2007-01-1509 Knock Signal Conditioning using the Discrete Fourier Transform and Variable Detection Window Length (Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m., Rm. W2-69)

2007-01-1263 Palladium/Rhodium Dual-Catalyst LEV 2 and Bin 4 Close-Coupled Emission Solutions (Wednesday, April 18, 3 p.m., Rm. D2-13/14)

2007-01-1079 Genetic Algorithm for Dynamic Calibration of Engine's Actuators (Thursday, April 19, 3 p.m., Rm. D3-24/25)

2007-01-1283 Co-Simulation Analysis of Transient Response and Control for Engines with Variable Valvetrains (Wednesday, April 18, 2 p.m., Rm. D3-22/23)

2007-01-1522 Flow Induced Noise Emanating from Evaporator Tube Plates (Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m., Rm. W2-68)

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