Delphi will show its Integrated Safety Systems, first seen at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) show in Detroit in March. The technologies - mostly still under development - include about 50 different products or concepts. They range from advanced collision avoidance and low tire pressure warning to post-accident technologies such as fire suppression, easy exit, fuel cut-off, disarming of explosive items such as airbag igniters and electrical power disconnect.
Europe's leading automotive hinge manufacturer will show a new cabriolet system developed with Bertone. Called 'KlappTop,' the system will be displayed on the Bertone stand on a BMW 3 series.
The French seating specialist's BioVolume interior recognizes the weight and position of vehicle occupants and feeds the information to restraint systems. The data is used to optimize triggering of airbags.
Also on display will be Faurecia's 'e-motion' steering wheel, which turns around a stationary middle section.
With the fixed steering wheel center, Faurecia says the airbag can be released in a way that optimizes driver protection.
Faurecia will also show a seat with a massaging cycle to relax back muscles, and seats with surface temperature controls.
Faurecia will have several preliminary designs for complete vehicle interiors on its stand. A front-end module on display protects pedestrians in a crash by increasing shock absorption.
The German lighting specialist will show a new headlamp system that distributes several different patterns of light from a single source. The system, called Vario-Xenon, is nearing production.
Hella will also show its DE Xenon, which the company claims is the smallest xenon auxiliary front light in the world. The DE Xenon is intended for retrofitting.
The company will also have a combined rain/light sensor and an electronic accelerator pedal on display at its stand.
The Fiat-controlled supplier is showing new telematic systems developed for future Fiat and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen models.
The German supplier will display its DynaStart starter generator for 42-volt applications. It will show an automatic clutch wear compensator called Xtrend and a new dual mass flywheel for automatic transmissions.
Sachs will also display its new Active Body Control and Continuous Damping Control systems, and a new levelling system for heavy-duty vans called Nivomat.
Valeo will show its hands-free entry system for the new Renault Laguna. The system has an electronic identifier in a card carried by the driver. The system is triggered when the door or trunk handle is touched.
If the electronic recognition system senses the card within a few meters of the vehicle, the vehicle unlocks itself.
It also locks automatically when the card is carried more than a few meters away from the car.
The car has no ignition key: it is started by pressing a dashboard button.
Valeo is also launching a 'soft diffusion' vent that disperses air evenly through the car as an alternative to traditional directional vents.
Valeo's lighting division will show an adaptive front lighting system that includes 'bending' light. The system increases the quantity of light in a curve as a car steers into it.
The adaptive lighting system also includes long-range motorway lights, adverse weather lighting with reduced glare, a lighting beam for city driving, and an overhead lighting beam.
Valeo's new traffic environment sensing radar system will be on its stand.
Available from 2003, the system will support intelligent cruise control, crash avoidance and parking assistance systems.
The German supplier will debut its new navigation and multimedia systems developed for the Peugeot 607 and Renault Laguna.
Visteon will show the latest development of its integrated ICES (Information, Communication, Entertainment, Safety and Security) technologies including a rear-seat entertainment system, vehicle emergency messaging and hands-free entry.
The US supplier will also show its Reconfigurable Projected Image Display, which allows the color, size and content of the instrument panel to be changed to match driver preferences.
Webasto, the German maker of sunroofs and auxiliary heaters, will have its Thermo Call TC 1 on display.
The unit allows a driver to activate a Webasto heater from any distance by telephone or mobile phone.
The owner calls the number of the parking heater and can choose between the parking heating or parking ventilation options on the voice menu.
The Thermo Call module, which is slightly smaller than a video tape, can be installed as original equipment or as an aftermarket option.
The German transmission maker will show a new six-speed automatic gearbox, the 6HP32. The new gearbox can handle torque of up to 750Nm, allowing it to cope with the new generation of high-powered diesels.
ZF's 6HP26, a six-speed automatic launched last year, handles torque of up to 600Nm.
Production of the new 6HP32 is scheduled to start in autumn 2002.