FRANKFURT -- Every year, more than a million road deaths occur globally. In Europe alone, about 250,000 people are seriously injured each year and 28,000 were killed last year. Studies show that 90 percent of accidents are caused by driver error. This statistic can be greatly minimized through technology available today like Delphi's RACam system, a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, which will be introduced on the new Volvo SPA platform at the end of 2014.
The award-winning system incorporates radar sensing, vision sensing and data fusion into a single, sophisticated module to enable a full range of active safety functionalities.
"Not only does this integrated sensor fusion system offer drivers an impressive bundle of advanced safety functionalities in their vehicles and help OEMs including Volvo meet new Euro NCAP 5-star ratings, it is also intelligently engineered to be significantly less expensive, lighter and smaller than non-integrated systems to benefit the OEM's overall vehicle design," said Jugal Vijayvargiya, president, Electronics & Safety, Delphi.
Delphi supports safety research
As a long-time partner with Volvo, a world leader in safety, Delphi supplied sensors to Volvo Car Group who was the only participating car manufacturer in the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project, which was successfully completed in 2012. The SARTRE road train included a lead truck followed by three Volvo cars (S60, V60 and XC60) driven autonomously at speeds of up to 90 km/h.
Delphi also is part of Non Hit Car and Truck project, a Swedish national research program in which Volvo Trucks and Volvo Car Group are developing next generation active safety and automated driving features.
Delphi has been helping the world's drivers stay focused on the road by integrating the functionality of electronics and safety systems for more than 70 years. Today, Delphi offers a host of technologies designed to provide drivers with a safe driving experience.
Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH) is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 32 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com .
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