The Delphi Battery Monitoring Device combines an innovative IVT sensor with software that calculates the battery state of health (SOH) and state of charge (SOC) and alerts drivers to batteries that are in need of replacement or charging. It helps ensure optimal battery performance, making more electronic features possible while ensuring sufficient power for starting the engine. When integrated into a vehicle as part of active energy management system, the Delphi Battery Monitoring Device can also help improve fuel efficiency and extend battery life.
With the Battery Monitoring Device and innovative components such as the IVT battery sensor, Delphi stands prepared to support the Russian and international automotive industry actively in their efforts to improve the environmental compatibility of their vehicles and to reduce CO2 emissions.
Delphi's Battery Monitoring Device features Local Interconnect Network (LIN) or Controller Area Network (CAN) interface for data and diagnostic communication. It is mounted on the negative battery post or in a pre-fuse box on the battery, and is designed for use in passenger and commercial vehicles beginning with model year 2010. The CAN interface version will be available soon. The Battery Monitoring Device can also be adapted for use in off-road vehicles and the marine industry.
Russia: one of the fastest growing automotive markets
Russia is counted among the fastest growing automotive markets worldwide and exhibits the highest growth rates in Europe as a production location. Soon, the world's largest country in terms of area will also offer great potential for foreign automotive manufacturers and suppliers.
Market experts report that, by 2010, the number of new cars registered will more than double from of the number registered in 2005 to reach over three million vehicles. At the same time, the proportion of foreign brands will continue to grow from 73 percent in the first quarter of 2008 to 84 percent in 2010.
The significance of local vehicle production in Russia by the international automotive industry also continues to grow. In 2010, around 1.68 million vehicles will be manufactured in Russia, 600,000 more than in 2005. Many automotive manufacturers have voiced their intention to establish production sites in Russia in the years to come.
Delphi has had a presence in Russia since 1990, when Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture was the first Delphi division to establish a footprint there with a sales and administrative office in Moscow. Five years later, the division established a manufacturing joint venture with Samara Cable assembling wiring harnesses. In 2000, Samara Cable's portfolio expanded and, in 2006, the supplier opened a second manufacturing site in Surgut. These factories are certified according to the international ISO 9002, ISO/TS16494, and ISO14001 standards.
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