Delphi’s Experts to Participate in SAE 2007 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exposition
Supplier Offers Unique Electrical, Electronic and Safety Solutions for Growing Number of Commercial and Specialty Vehicle Applications
Troy, Mich. — Delphi Corporation (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) will take an active role in discussing the future of commercial vehicle electrical, electronic and safety systems at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2007 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exposition, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, in Chicago.
Within the aggressive market of commercial vehicle supply, Delphi offers valuable products and technical expertise that meet the need for more durable, environmentally-friendly and lower cost systems.
Delphi will present the following two papers during the CV415 -- Off-Road Electrical Connector Harness Design and Reliability Session on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:00 a.m. in Room 12.
2007-01-4157 “Delphi Halogen-Free Cable for Commercial Vehicle Applications” Halogen-free recyclable cable has been of interest to the automotive industry for its improved environmental properties as compared to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). By using a new insulation material, Delphi has produced a cable that is not only eco-friendly but also very durable, opening opportunities outside of the automotive market. This new insulation material is a new generation of plastic as compared to PVC or PE and provides superior pinch and abrasion properties compared to those materials while, at the same time, reducing weight.
2007-01-4158 “Improved Electrical Harness Performance for Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles” This paper discusses the key phases that impact wiring harness performance- harness design, harness manufacture, and vehicle installation. This paper identifies the key steps within these phases that ultimately impact wiring performance. Also, for these various wiring key steps, best practice engineering recommendations are provided. If these recommended practices are executed, the result should be improved electrical harness performance.
Technology on Display
Delphi will host a display booth (No. 707) exhibiting some of its most innovative commercial vehicle technologies including electrical/electronic architecture and electronics and safety systems.
Delphi Integrated Safety Systems
Delphi is helping to bring down the cost of active safety with innovative products that integrate proven safety features into one system. Using one electronic control module and a single display for its forward collision warning, headway alert, lane departure warning and side alert systems, drivers are warned of conditions known to cause the majority of collisions. Delphi also has a broad portfolio of passive safety products that complement its active safety portfolio.
Multi-Function Steering Wheel Controls
Delphi’s reconfigurable steering wheel controls allows drivers to perform multiple functions from the steering wheel including adjusting the radio, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, cell phone and some navigation functions. The new concept provides fingertip control from a scroll switch mounted behind the spoke of the wheel. The new wheel is designed to help drivers keep their eyes on the road and provide better ergonomics, with fewer switches required to control more functions.
Power Management & Distribution
Delphi’s Halogen-Free Cable is one of the most significant innovations in automotive cable in years and offers the potential for even more significant applications in commercial and specialty vehicle markets. Touted for its durability, halogen-free requirements, superior performance, smaller size and recyclability, it can reduce both cable mass and harness diameter.
Delphi also provides vehicle manufacturers the flexibility to meet specific customer requirements with plug and play instrument panel switches. Delphi’s reconfigurable switch system helps OEMs reduce cost by reducing wire harnessing size and complexity as well as making build sequence less complicated. The reconfigurable switch system’s diagnostic capabilities will alert drivers of non-functioning switches. In addition, the product allows for content additions after the sale and frequently used switches can be located closer to the driver.
Today’s commercial and specialty vehicles are expected to deliver the same performance levels and cabin comforts as passenger vehicles. This translates into more high-tech engine management systems, enhanced active safety systems, and even more information and entertainment options â all of which is made possible through Electrical/Electronic Architecture. Delphi engineers use 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.
Consumer Data Connectivity
Delphi’s Data Connectivity Systems, which include consumer ports, cables, hubs and header connections, can accommodate multiple consumer interfaces and link various systems within the vehicle, transforming cabs and sleeper units into multi-functional on-the-road communication centers, offices and entertainment centers. Interfaces between the electrical system and external consumer equipment may accommodate audio/video, telematics and global positioning exchange including standard USB ports for iPodsâ˘ and MP3 players, RCA jacks for video games, analog ports for headphones and SD slots for photo cards.
Hybrid / High-Power Technology
On display will be Delphi’s Power Pack 2000 Connection Systems, which address the rigorous power requirements and robust performance necessary for extreme in-vehicle environments such as those found in commercial vehicles. Capable of carrying up to 200 amps, the Power Pack Connection Systems series features a silver-plated terminal design that allows the connection system to withstand temperatures of up to 155Â° C.
While not at the show, Delphi also creates custom designs and builds lower-cost power electronics that include DC/DC converters, ECM/HEV controllers, inverters and high-voltage battery packs that integrate seamlessly into the vehicle’s electrical architecture.
Delphi’s advanced electronics allow the electric motor to act not only as a motor but also a generator that can draw energy from the batteries to accelerate the vehicle. In addition, the same electronics allow the motor to slow the vehicle down and return a recharge to the batteries.
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