Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH - news) will showcase several automotive innovations at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2000 in Paris this September. Technologies to be highlighted include Delphi's direct injection diesel system, Integrated Safety System© and Communiport®.


Delphi's diesel common rail system for direct injection engines provides fuel economy improvements and is considered to be a major building block to bring the advantages of diesel engines to a wider base of consumers.

Diesel common rail will bring significant benefits in fuel economy, torque, noise and emissions through a unique accelerometer pilot control (APC) strategy, which measures the combustion event in each cylinder. Customers for the technology will be announced at a later date.

At Mondial, customers will see how Delphi is globally positioned with a full line of diesel engine management systems, including air, fuel and exhaust aftertreatment.


In addition, Mondial will represent the European public debut of Delphi's Integrated Safety System© (ISS). This all-inclusive, vehicle-wide safety system design can combine any of Delphi's more than 50 safety technology offerings to provide enhanced protection throughout the entire driving experience.

Delphi's ISS encompasses the safety impact of multiple technologies and is geared to enhance occupant protection during normal driving; to help reduce vehicle collisions through collision-avoidance measures; to enhance occupant protection in the event of a collision; and to help assist post-event rescue efforts after a collision event.


Delphi will also provide an update of its popular Communiport® line of Mobile MultiMedia technologies. News announcements are anticipated.

Five new Communiport products are scheduled to enter the marketplace during the 2001 model year, including:

  • Infotainment PC on the 2001 Cadillac Seville and DeVille programs;
  • Integrated navigation radio system;
  • Mobile Productivity Center, to be available through consumer retail and aftermarket outlets;
  • Rear-seat audio/video entertainment system, to be available through consumer retail and aftermarket outlets; and
  • OEM satellite digital audio radio.


    Delphi's exhibit at Mondial is located at booth #151 in Hall 1, Aisle A. Featured technologies at the exhibit, beyond Delphi's technology news highlights, include:

  • Energen(TM) stop-start generators and E-Steer systems. These products help bring more energy and fuel economy to the vehicle while protecting the environment;
  • FOREWARN® Adaptive Cruise Control. This technology is now available on the Jaguar XKR. It helps bring more comfort, convenience and safety to driving; and
  • MagneRide(TM) ride control suspension system. As previously announced, MagneRide will be available on the 2002-model-year Cadillac STS. It, too, helps bring more comfort and convenience to driving.


    Delphi will hold its press conference on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 9:30 a.m., at its booth (#151), located in Hall 1, Aisle A.

    Delphi Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President J.T. Battenberg III will provide an update on new business announcements. Jose Maria Alapont, president, Delphi Europe, will provide an update on Delphi's technology portfolio and expanding presence in the European market.

    Multi-national Delphi Automotive Systems, with headquarters in Troy, Mich., USA, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a world leader in mobile electronics and transportation components and systems technology. Delphi's three business sectors -- Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication -- provide comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 216,000 employees and operates 179 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices and 31 technical centers in 39 countries. Delphi can be found on the Internet at .