TROY, Mich. — Using research and feedback from commercial vehicle users, Delphi has introduced a new satellite radio for the heavy-duty market. The new premium CD/MP3 radio has an integrated satellite receiver which Delphi says features robust, digital-quality audio at a competitive cost.
“We went directly to professional operators to learn their special preferences for the radio in their vehicles,” said Ken Erickson, Delphi Integrated Media Systems business line executive. “We wanted to get feedback from the end-users of this product to get customer driven direction on the design. We believe that this ‘common sense approach’ to design is going to make this a very popular radio in that market.”
Officials say the radio is durably designed and SAE J1455 compliant for rugged use in the harsh environment of commercial and off-highway vehicles. Delphi says it selected the radio’s materials and components for maximum resistance to wear. Display lighting is achieved through LED backlighting which is designed to extend the display life. In addition, the new radio eliminates the need for a remote satellite receiver, brackets and wiring harness for satellite radio.
“Our design engineers worked with suppliers to accomplish a very significant mass reduction and consequent cost reduction in the radio,” Erickson said. “It allows us to pass these valuable savings on to our customers.”
Delphi officials say the radio also features larger, user-friendly controls, a digital tuner for premium sound quality, and an AM/FM stereo with 7-channel NOAA weather band and MP3/CD playback.
For more information on Delphi and its products visit www.delphi.com.
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