SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

September 04, 2007 10:54 ET

Delphi's Data Connectivity Systems Offer Consumers Choices

Delphi Makes Multiple Consumer Ports Possible, Meets Demand for Growing Array of Vehicle Entertainment, Communications Options

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - Delphi Corp.'s (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) Data Connectivity Systems, which include consumer ports, cables, hubs and header connections, on display at the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung Sept. 11-23, enables passengers to download MP3 music files from iPods and pen drives and listen to them through the vehicle's audio system as well as view images stored on photo cards, play video games, charge cell phones, connect laptops and more.

Delphi's hub can accommodate multiple consumer interfaces or connectivity among vehicle systems, enabling automakers to transform vehicle interiors into multi-functional on-the-road offices and entertainment centers capable of meeting the unique needs and desires of multiple passengers.

Interfaces between the vehicle's electrical system and external consumer equipment can be located throughout the passenger compartment so they are easily accessible to both front- and rear-seat passengers and they may accommodate a variety of consumer devices: standard USB ports for iPods and MP3 players, RCA jacks for video games, analog ports for headphones, SD slots for photo cards -- whatever will best meet consumers' needs and desires. Delphi's Electrical/Electronic Architecture engineers ensure the reliability and viability of these consumer interfaces with innovative solutions for sending high-speed data throughout the vehicle while minimizing EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference).

The number, locations and variety of consumer interfaces are virtually unlimited, observes Majdi Abulaban, product business unit director, Delphi Connection Systems. This enables automakers to meet consumers' insatiable demand for an ever-increasing array of entertainment and communication options in their vehicles while distinguishing themselves from the competition, he says.

"Sophisticated features that Delphi's multiple consumer interfaces provide create a competitive advantage for our customers, who are continually challenged by their customers -- consumers who want more convenience and personalization in their vehicles," Abulaban notes. "Delphi is focused on bringing new technologies, such as multiple consumer interfaces and all of the variety and convenience they provide, to market to help our customers distinguish themselves."

Multiple consumer interfaces can accommodate audio/video, telematics and global positioning exchange. They are USCAR-30 compliant.

Delphi's connectivity design approach is focused on offering a low-cost solution designed specifically for the automotive environment and engineered for easy assembly plant installation with no special tools.

Delphi data connectivity products are reliable and quickly adaptable to customer-specific requirements such as styling or placement within the vehicle.

Delphi offers an easily replaceable port in the event of consumer damage, which has a positive impact on warranty costs.

Designed of stainless steel, Delphi's USB-A consumer ports are highly durable and built to withstand multiple mating/unmating cycles. Front covers can be stylized per customer specifications and can be illuminated using LEDs.

Delphi's USB consumer ports are already standard equipment on several makes and models of automobiles. Multiple consumer interfaces are available for model year 2009; several hub designs are in development targeted for model year 2010.

Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture delivers power and signal distribution networks for today's increasingly complex vehicles. Delphi engineers act as master architects by using proprietary design tools and software to create a virtual model of a vehicle's E/E architecture -- down to the last connector, electrical center, electronic module and wiring harness. In doing so, they evaluate the impact of various trade-offs to deliver a fully optimized E/E architecture system backed by Delphi technical centers and manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the globe.

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