Chrysler Group Selects Delphi to be the First to Market with Sirius Backseat TV™
TROY, Mich. — Delphi Corporation will provide the hardware to enable Chrysler Group to be the first and only manufacturer to offer SIRIUS Backseat TV™ in its vehicle lineup in the 2008 model year, Delphi officials said today.
Using its satellite radio expertise and industry leadership position, Delphi is delivering the first hardware for the first customer in North America.
This hardware is the next wave of entertainment coming into the vehicle. Using the same spectrum allocation as satellite radio, a digital audio and video signal is sent to the vehicle, providing alternative entertainment options for passengers with three channels of family-oriented TV programming.
In addition to the all-new Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, this feature will also be available on the 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee this fall.
“We’re proud to be working with Chrysler Group to help usher in the next phase of in-car entertainment,” said Ken Erickson, Delphi product business unit executive, entertainment & communications. “With this video technology, passengers will be able to bring new entertainment content directly into their vehicle. They won’t have to watch and carry around the same DVDs anymore.”
Delphi helped revolutionize the satellite radio business in 2002 when it introduced the first OEM-installed satellite radio receiver. Delphi has produced an industry-leading 13 million units since production began on the technology five years ago.
“We want to be known as our customer’s best supplier, and helping introduce game-changing technologies to the marketplace is one way we help achieve this goal,” Erickson said. “We’re proud to be able to continue our tradition of bringing exciting products to consumers.”
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