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Delphi Cargo Detector Aids Commercial Fleet Operators

March 20, 2007

Delphi detector uses infrared sensing to help track trailer inventories, helping fleet operators save money and enhance productivity.

LOUISVILLE, KY /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delphi Corp. (Pink Sheets: DPHIQ) is showcasing a new way to help track commercial trailer inventories and help fleet operators save money and enhance productivity at the Mid-American Trucking Show. Delphi is demonstrating its unique trailer cargo detector technology that can help owners smarten up their trailer fleets.

"Fleet operators are discovering the benefits of using low-cost telematics for asset tracking to enhance inventory management and improve customer service," said Beth Schwarting, Delphi Safety product business unit executive. "The cargo detector adds even greater value to an asset tracking system by allowing logistics managers to instantly pinpoint trailers carrying cargo and those that are empty."

When added to a mobile asset tracking system, the Delphi cargo detector takes the "guess-work" out of knowing whether a trailer is empty or loaded. Using infrared illuminators, the Delphi cargo detector sensor easily verifies the presence of cargo in the trailer. The cargo detector sensor is compatible with nearly any 40–53 foot trailer. It is attached to the top front wall of the trailer to check whether there is the presence of cargo in the trailer and sends an "empty or not empty" signal, using Delphi's sophisticated image processing algorithms, back to the dispatcher or back office using the asset tracking system.

Delphi also produces modems that enable mobile asset tracking systems for two-way information sharing through satellite data messaging on mobile equipment such as fleets, airplanes and boats. The modems are also used on stationary equipment including: pipelines, oil wells, energy meters and storage tanks.

The data from the modem is sent to a data center and then on to the subscribing company so they can keep up-to-date information on the performance of these mobile and fixed assets. Delphi's cargo sensing sensor can add inventory management to the system.

For more information about Delphi (Pink Sheets: DPHIQ), visit its Web site.

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