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Delphi Providing Active Safety Technologies for European Automaker on Several Models


LAS VEGAS — Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) announced at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show that it is supplying an innovative active safety system for the several new models for a prominent European automaker. Delphi is providing adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation with automatic braking technologies for these vehicles. Delphi is showcasing the system at its exhibit #5206 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall.

“Delphi has reached another milestone in the evolution of providing safety systems with the introduction of the new collision detection system,” said Beth Schwarting, executive in charge of Delphi’s Safety product business unit. “Delphi is helping to take vehicle safety to the next level with these cutting-edge systems.”

The system uses unique data fusion algorithms that combine the inputs from radar and vision sensors to increase road safety with seamless driver support. The system provides Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Auto Brake functions enhanced by Collision Mitigation by Braking. The vision system also provides Lane Departure Warning and Driver Alert.

“We are excited to work with vehicle manufacturers to help them implement active safety,” said Heiko Rother, product line manager for the Delphi Europe Safety product business unit. “Early adoption of these technologies helps make them safety trend-setters.”

ACC helps drivers maintain speed and following distance in nearly all driving conditions. It also serves as the platform for other safety systems like collision warning and mitigation. Delphi’s radar sensor continuously measures the distance to vehicles ahead and automatically adjusts the speed of the vehicle to help maintain a driver-selected “gap” from the vehicle in front of them to enhance safety. The driver activates the cruise control, setting the desired maximum speed -- beginning at 20 mph -- and chooses the minimum time interval to the vehicle ahead.

Collision Warning with Auto Brake works in concert with the ACC to help avoid rear-ending other vehicles or helps to minimize their effect. Visual and audible warnings are provided to the driver if the system senses a possible collision as the vehicle approaches another moving or stationary vehicle from the rear. If the risk of a collision increases, despite the warning, brake support is activated and the brake pads move against the discs in anticipation of a hard stop. The brake pressure is also reinforced hydraulically, ensuring effective braking irrespective of the pressure applied to the brake pedal. If the system senses that the collision is imminent, Auto Brake is activated to automatically brake the car, thus further helping to reduce collision forces.

Lane departure warning gives the driver an audible warning that they have drifted out of their respective lane. The driver alert system warns the driver through an audible signal of impending collisions.

Delphi first introduced its adaptive cruise control in 1999 and has worked with automakers on the development of active safety systems for several years.

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