Mobile Multimedia from Delphi
Does your car think? Going by the speed at which things are
moving, sure it will. At present nearly 22% of a car is electronically
controlled and now software is available to navigate you with
the help of Satellite
Radio. Products offered by Delphi Automotive Systems
like the Communiport and the Sirius Satellite Radio
will soon help drivers not only navigate their way through a
traffic jam, but also connect their Palmtop to it and download
information while listening to music from more than 50 channels.
Delphi Automotive Systems, an automotive supplier with
a long history of providing high-quality, cutting-edge automotive
systems and electronics, will soon offer its electronics technologies
as consumer products in India. The new concept of Mobile
Multimedia has been very well adopted by Delphi in its products
like the Communiport, Infotainment Mobile PC, OnStar Telematics
and others. These products integrate cellular phones, radio,
internet, navigation, computer and also video systems into one
instrument which can neatly fit into your car.
One such product
Communiport has facilities to navigate your car from
one city to another with the help of Global Positioning System.
Adding to it, it will also download information from the
PC sitting in your office by WAP and also convert your
speech into text, making it a hands free facility. Not
only that it will read out the text from your palmtop
and also play the MP3 files you request.
The setting up of Delphi Technical Center in India was
part of a concerted effort to meet the increasing demand for
software and mobile multimedia products in vehicles.
This technical facility with a capacity of nearly 300 talented
engineers, will initially focus on embedded software development
for automotive controllers such as engine controllers, antilock
brakes, instrument clusters and mobile multimedia systems.
In fact, Delphi is the pioneering leader in the field
of mobile multimedia products with sales figure to the tune
of 114 million $ in the last quarter.
Recognizing India as a major production base for vehicle
manufacturers in the Asia Pacific region, the company had established
units here way back in April 1995. It has since set up world
class manufacturing facilities in Gurgaon (Haryana), Greater
Noida (UP) and Bangalore, which supply to local and
international vehicle manufacturers. The products manufactured
in India by Delphi include catalytic converters, evaporative
canisters, wiring harnesses, hydraulic shock absorbers, half
shafts and others.