SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

January 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Delphi Shows New Dual-View Navigation at CES

Delphi Entertainment and Navigation System Features Enhanced Satellite Radio With 3-D Graphics and Local Weather

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) is demonstrating a concept dual-view integrated navigation radio system with advanced navigation and enhanced satellite radio features at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show at its exhibit (#5206) at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.

Dual-view navigation is a new product for which Delphi is leading the development. It allows a driver to view full-featured map-based navigation while the front seat passenger views video content. Delphi has designed this unique system so that the driver cannot view the video when the vehicle is operating. Specially placed sensors in the vehicle will disable the unit if the driver attempts to view video.

"We are excited about the potential of dual-view technology," said Ken Erickson, Delphi Entertainment & Communications Product Business Unit executive. "Delphi is developing human machine interface technologies that will support safe use for mobile applications."

Delphi is demonstrating the dual-view technology on one of its top-of-the line navigation systems. The dual-view display integrated navigation radio allows the driver to view a full-featured, color navigation map on a 7-inch touch-screen interface system while the passenger can enjoy satellite video or DVD. The high-performance navigation system features voice recognition, DVD-R, DVD-VX and advanced satellite radio features. New satellite radio features include new channel graphics with a display bar at the screen bottom, current location and local weather. A pop-up screen on the system features the three-day weather forecast. All of the graphics on the unit are 3-D.

How it Works:

Using a special LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) that simultaneously displays different information depending on the direction from which screen is being viewed; the system superimposes a "parallax barrier" on an ordinary TFT (thin-film transistor) LCD screen. Delphi is also showing the dual-view technology on a rear seat video screen.

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 production in 1936, Delphi has manufactured more than 283-million radio systems, including 18-million satellite radio units and introduced an array of new technologies.

For more information about Delphi and its subsidiaries, visit Delphi at www.delphi.com.

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    Delphi Corporation
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