Delphi Showcases Safety, Electronics at Upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicle Show
September 06, 2006 - PARIS— Delphi Corp. will display its latest commercial vehicle offerings at the upcoming IAA Nutzfahrzeuge show, being held Sept. 21-28 in Hanover, Germany.
Located in Hall 17, stand No. A06, Delphi will offer show attendees a glimpse of its extensive commercial vehicle product portfolio including technologies that help aid driver safety, cut fuel consumption and reduce harmful emissions. Delphi will also showcase several entertainment technologies that help make life on the road a little easier.
“Delphi remains committed to being a technology leader in the commercial vehicle market,” said Guy Hachey, president, Delphi Europe. “IAA will give us an opportunity to display and talk about some of the products we have developed for this highly-specialized market.”
Products on display at Delphi’s booth include:
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Delphi’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) auxiliary power unit is a high-efficiency, environmentally friendly device that will convert the chemical energy in conventional vehicle fuels -- such as diesel fuel and gasoline -- directly into useful electrical power by an electrochemical process.
For commercial vehicles, Delphi’s SOFC technology will be implemented as an auxiliary power unit (APU) to help reduce the need for engine idling.
Delphi’s Ammonia sensor system measures ammonia levels in the exhaust gas of diesel vehicles equipped with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system. The sensor output can be used to provide feedback to the SCR system helping optimize reduction of NOx emissions.
This allows for a precise dosing of urea while reducing the amount of ammonia released into the environment.
The sensor helps to improve the performance of the SCR converter, which provides for a cost effective way to meet stringent NOx emissions regulations. It can be used in light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Wireless truck diagnostic tool
In response to growing customer demand for additional diagnostic coverage, Delphi is launching its wireless truck diagnostic tool solution.
Delphi’s new wireless truck diagnostic tool provides diagnostic operations such as ECU identification, vehicle information, read & erase diagnostic fault codes, monitoring of ECU parameters, component activation and configuration/calibration. It utilizes a Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI), a tablet PC running the user-interface software and a set of diagnostic cables that cover all vehicle makes.
Cocoon of Safety
Delphi’s approach to CV safety includes forming a virtual 360-degree cocoon around the vehicle. During IAA, Delphi will demonstrate several of its current and future safety products, including Forewarn® Pre-crash Sensing, Forewarn Forward Collision Warning, Forewarn Smart Cruise Control with Headway Alert, Forewarn Lane Departure Warning, Forewarn Active Night Vision, Forewarn Radar Side Alert, Forewarn Turn Assist, Forewarn Back-up Aid, Forewarn Drowsy Driver Alert and Driver Distraction Alert and Resettable Seat Belt Retractor.
Climate Control, Powertrain Cooling and Power Products
On display at IAA will be Delphi’s compact and highly efficient compressors including the swash plate and compact variable compressor. State-of-the-art radiators and condensers cover the complete range of commercial vehicle air conditioning and powertrain cooling needs.
Power closure products are also making their way into the commercial vehicle market. Delphi’s power sliding door technology is one such feature that helps lighten the load for passengers and drivers. With just the touch of a button, a dedicated electronic control unit automatically opens and closes each side door.
Oil Condition Sensor
Delphi Diesel Engine Oil condition sensor is a reliable and cost-effective method to help maximize useful oil and filter life, which can minimize oil maintenance costs and vehicle downtime. The sensor can help protect the engine by alerting the operator when oil quality falls outside specified parameters, which could be either due to the oil exceeding its useful life or a symptom of an engine problem. The resulting longer oil change intervals will help reduce the environmental effects of used oil and oil filter disposal.
Electrical/electronic distribution systems (E/EDS)
Delphi will display its Battery Disconnect Safety Device (BDSD), now available with a safe engine restart option that allows drivers to restart their vehicles after a minor collision if there are no electrical hazards. This is an industry first and further enhances passenger safety by allowing the driver to move a vehicle off the road to prevent the occurrence of a second collision. The BDSD technology prevents fires by pyrotechnically disconnecting vehicle batteries from unfused cables in case a short-circuit results from a collision.
Other innovative technologies from the E/EDS, Connection Systems and Electrical Centers product business units will also be on display at this year’s IAA.
At IAA, Delphi will also discuss its dedication to the global environment.
Delphi’s environmental teams around the world are providing innovative solutions and healthy options to reduce cost and increase efficiency of waste management and recycling, water conservation and pollution prevention, air pollution prevention and natural resource conservation.
Delphi Premium CD/MP3 Radio w/Integrated Satellite Receiver
Delphi’s Delco Electronics Premium CD/MP3 receivers are satellite radio ready and specifically designed for the extreme driving environment of heavy-duty vehicles. With an integrated satellite tuner, activation with a satellite radio broadcaster allows users to listen to more than 100 channels of sports, news, talk, traffic, weather and commercial-free music from coast-to-coast. The receiver is equipped with a NOAA 7-channel weather band and has LED backlighting for longer display life. The receiver is available for new vehicles and those already on the road.
Fuba Reception Systems
Delphi’s Fuba Reception Systems offer exceptional reception for vehicle integrated media systems -- including AM/FM, cellular, TV, satellite broadcasts, and digital services -- while enhancing vehicle styling with aesthetically pleasing designs. Fuba reception technologies are integrated into the vehicle’s exterior surface for supporting performance and design flexibility.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
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Similarly, these and other factors, including the terms of any reorganization plan ultimately confirmed, can affect the value of the company’s various pre-petition liabilities, common stock and/or other equity securities. Additionally, no assurance can be given as to what values, if any, will be ascribed in the bankruptcy proceedings to each of these constituencies. A plan of reorganization could result in holders of Delphi’s common stock receiving no distribution on account of their interest and cancellation of their interests. Under certain conditions specified in the Bankruptcy Code, a plan of reorganization may be confirmed notwithstanding its rejection by an impaired class of creditors or equity holders and notwithstanding the fact that equity holders do not receive or retain property on account of their equity interests under the plan. In light of the foregoing and as stated in its October 8, 2005, press release announcing the filing of its Chapter 11 reorganization cases, the company considers the value of the common stock to be highly speculative and cautions equity holders that the stock may ultimately be determined to have no value. Accordingly, the company urges that appropriate caution be exercised with respect to existing and future investments in Delphi’s common stock or other equity interests or any claims relating to pre-petition liabilities.
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