Delphi Debuts Four New CV Technologies at 2006 TMC
February 8, 2006, TROY, Mich. -- Delphi Corp. will display four new innovative commercial vehicle products at next week’s Technology and Maintenance Council’s (TMC) 2006 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Tampa, Fla. Feb. 14-17.
The new technologies, to be shown at Delphi’s TMC exhibit (booth #614) at the Tampa Convention Center, include:
* Delphi’s new premium CD/MP3 radio, developed specifically for commercial vehicle customers. The radio, which includes an integrated satellite receiver, features robust, digital-quality audio in a compact package at a very competitive price.
* Delphi’s advanced roof module, which reflects the growing transition to fully-integrated packages and single-point supply. Market trends show an increased interest in moving from several stand-alone modules for in-vehicle functions to a single module -- one capable of integrating diverse and multiple functions. These modules can include, but are not limited to, microphones, internal/external warning cameras, temperature and rain sensors, and GPS antenna. Other functions can also be integrated, such as interior lighting, sun roof actuation and garage door controls, among others.
* The Delphi diesel reformer is a break-through technology that will provide light, medium, and heavy duty vehicle manufacturers with a compelling alternative to today’s exhaust aftertreatment options to meet future emission standards. Delphi’s on-board Diesel Fuel Reformer uses air to convert diesel fuel into a hydrogen-rich stream of gas called “Reformate” through a catalytic partial-oxidation process. With this advanced design, Delphi’s reformer will help reduce cost and performance trade-offs while being robust enough to meet future emissions standards.
* Delphi’s Halogen-Free Thin-Wall and Ultra Thin-Wall Cable, which will help truckmakers improve space utilization without sacrificing other vehicle features or encroaching on in-cabin flexibility allowing for greater design and packaging creativity.
“This year is the 50th anniversary of TMC,” said Steve Hartwig. “We are celebrating this milestone by displaying technologies that will help the CV industry as it embarks on its next 50 years.”
Also on display at the show:
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.
Today, for example, truck operators use diesel engine APUs and other anti-idling technologies to reduce the need for operating their primary engines for climate control during rest periods.
The Delphi SOFC APU will provide an energy efficient, compact, quiet and low-emissions alternative to those technologies. An APU will also make it possible to power other electrical and electronic devices in the vehicle without operating the primary engine or plugging into “Shore Power” rest stop sites.
In planned variations, the Delphi SOFC APU will also be able to power current belt-driven vehicle features (e.g. engine cooling fan, water pump, etc.), thus also removing those loads from the primary engine.
Capable of carrying up to 200 amps, Delphi’s family of new high-power “Power Pack” connection systems features a silver-plated terminal design that allows the connection system to withstand temperatures of up to 155º C. It also provides ease-of-assembly benefits, with its hand engage/disengage capability and its indexed configuration, which is designed to prevent plugging misalignment upon installation.
Delphi diesel engine oil condition sensors are a reliable and cost effective method to help maximize useful oil and filter life, which can help minimize oil maintenance costs and vehicle downtime. The sensor can help protect the engine by helping alert 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 enable reducing the environmental effects of used oil and oil filter disposal.
Delphi’s approach to CV safety includes forming a virtual 360-degree cocoon around the vehicle. During TMC, 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.
To set up an interview or to schedule an exhibit tour, contact Andrea Knapp at  248.813.2985.
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