DELPHI IS positioning each of its seven divisions for the systems race in Europe. Some of the technologies Delphi is developing:
Mobile multimedia (Delco Electronics). IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems and Netscape helped develop software and voice-recognition technology to allow in-car, hands-free Internet access and mobile communications.
Brake-by-wire (Delphi Chassis Systems). Galileo is Delphi's trade name for its electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic brake de-signs, a rear-only version of which is in production on the GM EV1. The goal: Replace a vehicle's hydraulic equipment with one unit that combines braking, ABS, traction control and stability control.
Common-rail diesel direct in-jection (Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems). Delphi and Isuzu are developing an improved fuel injection system that will cut emissions.
E-Steer (Delphi Saginaw Ste-ering Systems). Electronic steering uses a 12-volt motor attached to the steering column or rack instead of the traditional hydraulic-assist power-steering pump. Reduced weight, complexity, and engine drag result from eliminating the power-steering pump and its hydraulic lines.
Modular cockpit (Delphi Int-erior and Lighting Systems). The one-piece door module with integrated window, door handle, radio speaker and airbag hardware and one-step 'dock and lock' connectors could be in production by 2002.