Delphi presents automated driving and vehicle networking

At the International Consumer Electronics Show, CES, Las Vegas, Delphi, along with other auto makers, presented technologies for automated driving and vehicle networking that enable Car2Car and Car2X communication in cars. Unlike classic car shows, CES clearly demonstrated how two industries are converging: the electronics and communications industry and the automotive industry. Delphi and other companies in the automotive industry clearly showed the opportunities that arise for the attractiveness of the car as well as for road safety.

Visitors were able to test for themselves how safe it is to drive a car through Las Vegas rush hour without the driver steering the wheel or using the pedals. In addition, Delphi demonstrated how to use cars with gaze, gestures, and speech. Camera technology, software, and gesture recognition come in whole or in part from the German auto supplier laboratories that work together with the Delphi development centre in Silicon Valley and other local “software companies”.

International cooperation is also taking place with automated driving. Overall, the composite international development team of the car supplier demonstrated the following technologies at CES with demo cars:

• Vehicles capable of automated driving with modern system solutions for active driving safety and intelligent software detecting traffic situations while driving.

• Networking technology that always works as expected by the consumer. They combine seamlessly with current, smart devices and provide options for installation, for the use of mobile devices, and plug-and-play solutions.

• Thanks to speech recognition, the driver can simply “talk” with his/her vehicle. The responses are generated in natural speech and voice so communication functions quickly and smoothly.

• Delphi technologies for gesture recognition and gaze tracking complete the pallet of options for communicating with the vehicle.

• Driver condition sensors register the driver’s attention and reduce the activities of intelligentinfotainment systems when the driver is distracted.

• With wireless charging systems, devices such as smartphones and tablets can be conveniently charged in the vehicle.

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