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Delphi’s Information, Convenience, Protection Concept Vehicle Designed to Keep Drivers Focused


Delphi Designs Human Machine Interface Cockpit That Keeps Driver’s Tasks in a 20-Degree Focus of Forward View

LAS VEGAS — At the 2008 International CES, Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) is showcasing a “must see” concept cockpit system that is specially designed to optimize the driver’s interaction with vehicle. The Delphi Information, Convenience, Protection (ICP) demonstration vehicle is ergonomically and technologically engineered to help address the critical issue of driver inattention. With this unique design, drivers can perform the necessary tasks while keeping their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road to addresses the critical issue of driver inattention. The Delphi ICP vehicle is being shown at Delphi’s exhibit (#5206) in the North Hall of the Las Vegas North Convention Center, January 7-10, 2008.

“We are helping to integrate the driver with the vehicle system using human machine interface (HMI) in the ICP vehicle,” said Jugal Vijayvargiya, Delphi Electronics & Safety Controls & Security lead executive. “The system effectively connects the driver to the vehicle cockpit and control functions and minimizes driver distraction. In addition to enhancing safety, the HMI element of a vehicle is very important in overall consumer satisfaction and acceptance of their cars and trucks.”

Delphi’s ICP vehicle places controls that require driver attention all within a 20-degree forward field of view. Government and University research shows that when a driver’s attention can remain focused on the road within this 20-degree field of view the number of accidents due to distraction can be reduced.

Delphi’s HMI and Controls & Security engineering teams have integrated the functionality of a sophisticated reconfigurable instrument cluster, reconfigurable head-up display (HUD), warning systems, multifunctional controls, driver-state assessment system and interior, rear and side view cameras to create the ICP vehicle. The vehicle demonstrates how these systems work in unison to provide a HMI cockpit and vision for the future.

“In keeping pace with today’s lifestyles and consumer demands, vehicle manufacturers have proliferated modern vehicles with electronics information and communications technology,” said Robert Schumacher, general director of Advanced Product & Business Development. “Now that we have this high-content environment, it is important to simplify the interface to make it easy for the driver to manage.”

Delphi’s ICP vehicle offers an intuitive, integrated interface that provides easy access to information. In addition, the system helps to optimize safety and security while offering a clean aesthetic look that is in harmony with the vehicle interior.

Technologies on the ICP vehicle’s instrument panel include:

Reconfigurable Cluster -- a 12.3" color AMLCD (active matrix liquid crystal display) that provides programmable information in front of the driver.

Reconfigurable Head Up Display (HUD) -- a full-color HUD display with LED backlighting used in conjunction with a multifunctional controls. The head-up display enhances safety by allowing the driver to safely view critical information projected on the windshield in their forward view without looking away from the road.

Exogenous Safety Warning System -- a system that emits a bright flash of light to bring the driver’s attention to the forward view when the potential for a collision is detected by a radar-based active safety system.

Bi-Directional Key Fob Link -- a key fob that provides a gateway for two-way vehicle communication. The fob offers new information, convenience and protection features to owners allowing communication with the vehicle using portable devices (such as a cell phone) to perform tasks such as closing windows and checking vehicle status.

Portable Device Integration -- a system that integrates portable devices such as PDAs, cell phones, etc. into the vehicle’s information architecture to provide the driver with seamless access to information.

Multifunctional Controls -- a control system that provides easy, safe access to information content. The layout is consistent with the head-up display format.

Personalized Cockpit -- a personalized system that allows information displays to be personalized based on driver demographics, desires and needs.

Driver State Assessment -- a system that is used in conjunction with the active safety systems to intelligently warn the driver of impending danger by assessing attention to the driving task and warning appropriately. This system also provides fatigue recognition and has a security application.

Driver Face Recognition -- a system that enables vehicle access and allows vehicle content to be personalized based on recognition of a specific driver.

Interior Monitor Cameras -- an interior camera system that allows the driver to monitor rear seat occupants, particularly children.

Rear View Cameras and Display -- a system where rear view cameras replace the traditional rear view mirror with a combination of near view (parking aid) and far view (normal view) cameras and a color display. The system eliminates the forward blind spot due to the traditional mirror.

Side View Cameras and Display -- a system consisting of a camera and display combinations that replace traditional side view mirrors and help eliminate the blind spot for drivers.

Delphi is a leader in providing instrument clusters and HMI systems for vehicles. Delphi experts integrated the first HUD in a vehicle in 1987.

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