Delphi MyFi™ Systems Connect with Safety and Provide Access to Online Services Through Cloud-Based Portal
Delphi unveils new MyFi Connecting with Safety vehicle at 2012 CES
Delphi uses Microsoft Windows Azure to house and deliver vehicle content to drivers
Release Date: January 04, 2012
LAS VEGAS Harnessing deep infotainment, user experience and safety expertise in a fully integrated system, Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH) is demonstrating the possibilities of its MyFi™ Connecting with Safety vision at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, CP26), January 10-13 in Las Vegas.
"Delphi has been at the forefront of developing innovative infotainment technologies since 1936 when we integrated the first radio in a production automobile's dashboard," said Jugal Vijayvargiya, general director of Delphi's Infotainment & Driver Interface product business unit. "In today's environment, innovation means creating infotainment solutions that provide the ultimate user experience while enhancing driver and passenger safety."
Recognizing the importance of drivers being focused on the driving task as well as the desire of consumers to be entertained, informed and connected 24/7, Delphi has applied its vehicle integration expertise to offer vehicle manufacturers connected systems that are designed to help maximize safety on the road.
MyFi systems allow drivers to enjoy the information and entertainment they expect while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Using voice recognition, text-to-speech, large touch-screens, reconfigurable displays and workload management technology, the connected systems tailor information available to drivers depending upon the driving environment. When the vehicle is in park, more information is available to users than when it is in drive. Additionally, when data from safety sensors is linked and certain unsafe conditions are detected such as lane drift, stopped traffic ahead and driver drowsiness audible and visual warnings redirect the driver's attention and if necessary, automatic braking is engaged.
At CES, Delphi will unveil its newest MyFi feature, a cloud-based portal that uses Windows Azure to bring OEMs and consumers a unique global connectivity solution. Delphi selected Windows Azure for its agility, efficiency and global reach. With Azure, Microsoft manages content storage and delivery, while Delphi provides the unique convenience features of its cloud-based solution.
"Windows Azure allows us to rapidly respond to customer needs and to deploy back-end services efficiently," noted Doug Welk, chief engineer of Delphi Advanced Infotainment and Driver Interface. "Its global reach is helping Delphi to support customers worldwide and to provide contemporary, new value the ability of the vehicle to exchange data with the web."
"Imagine the opportunities this type of system makes possible," added Vijayvargiya. "Not only will it provide the functionality consumers expect today, it will enable much more. With this system's flexibility, vehicle owners can add new apps and functionality throughout vehicle life. Drivers can personalize the display of the vehicle's instrument cluster from home, selecting from multiple designs or even creating their own, arrange features and controls to make them function effectively in a way that wasn't possible before, and check diagnostics such as tire pressure, engine health and brake life from a portable tablet or smart phone. You can even create and store personalized accounts for different drivers. When companies like Delphi and Microsoft work together, the possibilities are limitless."
Unique Cohesive Value
Showcasing advanced automotive electronics that work together to enhance virtually every aspect of the driving experience, Delphi has merged safety, connectivity and user experience technology in an integrated vehicle system that provides the latest connectivity features, permits a remarkable range of communication, manages driver workload and mitigates driver distraction.
"Delphi's MyFi Connecting with Safety vehicle creates the optimal user experience," concluded Vijayvargiya. "It exemplifies our vision: a world where it is simple for drivers to interact with their vehicles from wherever they are, where being connected and entertained does not compromise safety and where drivers are always focused on the driving task."
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