Auto Service World
News   November 14, 2002   by Auto Service World

Delphi Announces Expanding Portfolio for Commercial Vehicle Industry


Delphi Corp. is expanding its portfolio of innovative technologies designed to meet the unique needs of the commercial vehicle industry.
These heavy-duty technology solutions are designed to improve fuel economy, deliver greater productivity, as well as enhanced security, communications and entertainment to commercial truck manufacturers. Delphi has chosen to showcase these technologies at the upcoming Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Truck & Bus Meeting & Exhibition, November 18-20, at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.
Among the technologies being featured are:
* Composite Technology — originally designed for the aerospace industry, composites offer tremendous advantages to commercial vehicle manufacturers. The technology is lighter than steel, aluminum or magnesium by up to 80 percent, helping to provide improved fuel economy, lower emissions and increased payload capacity. Composites can be designed to conduct 50 percent less vibration than steel and to be more impact resistant.
* Wireless remote platform and advanced diagnostics — Delphi’s Product & Service Solutions will showcase the new DS800 patented solution that provides a wireless network for technicians and service personnel to remotely access diagnostic information, technical data and training at a vehicle on a just-in-time basis. The open architecture platform increases productivity by eliminating inefficiencies in locating technical information, training materials and system integration.
* TruckSecure– a suite of technologies designed to help improve the security of U.S. commercial trucking fleets. TruckSecure is able to help identify and authorize drivers, track and guide vehicles and even shut down a vehicle if it is driven into a prohibited area (geo-fence) or off a pre- specified path (geo-corridor).
* Heavy-duty Connection Systems — rugged, flexible and simple in design, Delphi’s heavy-duty connection systems are a high-current, low-cost, advanced technology available in a sealed design making them less susceptible to moisture than other composite connectors in the industry.