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Delphi Launches a New 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot for “Always On” Ultra-Fast In-Vehicle Wi-Fi Connectivity

<p> <i>Drivers can now bring 4G LTE internet connection into the vehicle and broadcast it over Wi-Fi to nearby smart devices.</i> </p>

Monday, November 11, 2013

Delphi Launches a New 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot for “Always On” Ultra-Fast In-Vehicle Wi-Fi Connectivity

09:00 EST Monday, November 11, 2013

GILLINGHAM, England & TROY, Mich. (Business Wire) -- Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) announced today the launch of Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot , a premium version of its cloud-based automotive connectivity system with Verizon Wireless. This car-to-cloud/cloud-to-car connectivity service provides many features that offer consumers even more ways to extend the smart technology they use at home to their cars.

Delphi and Verizon partnered last year to introduce Delphi Connect in the U.S.—a device that allows car owners to remotely control, monitor and track their vehicle in real-time via a smart device or computer. Some of these features, which can be accessed at any time and from anywhere, include vehicle tracking and car locater, car locking or unlocking, car start, delivery of vehicle health notifications and geo-fencing. The newly launched Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot provides another option for people looking for the added convenience of bringing Wi-Fi into their cars.

Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is real-time vehicle connectivity,” said Jeff Owens, Delphi chief technology officer. “From virtually anywhere, you can rely on Wi-Fi hotspot access at 4G LTE speed to make your vehicle as connected as your home or office.”

The following upgrades will also be added to both the original and the premium device:

  • Increased compatibility: Compatible with more than 99 percent of the vehicles sold since the 1996 model year
  • Automatic updates: Vehicle data is automatically updated without having to “refresh”
  • Trip breadcrumbs: On the trip map, users can see the route their vehicle took, as well as the start and end points
  • Rectangular geo-fences: In addition to circular geo-fences (vehicle boundaries), rectangular geo-fences can be created for improved vehicle monitoring
  • Secure access to app: Optionally lock the Delphi Connect app using a personal four-digit PIN to block unauthorized use of the app while still providing quick access
  • Remote logout: Mobile phones that have access to your account can be logged out of the app remotely. For example, parents of teen drivers can log out their teen's smartphone access
  • Updated entry notifications: Effortlessly add email addresses and mobile numbers to receive notifications of alerts

Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is available for online purchase today at www.verizonwireless.com and available in Verizon Wireless retail stores on Nov. 21. Pricing is also available at www.verizonwireless.com.

Easy to install, Delphi Connect simply plugs into the vehicle's OBD II port, typically located under the steering column. The system operates through downloadable Delphi smartphone apps, available for Android 2.2 and Apple IOS 5.0 and later devices, as well as a Delphi Web portal that is compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and later, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Firefox browsers. Data transmitted through any Delphi Connect device remains secure and encrypted. The programmable nature of this product will allow Delphi to constantly improve the service and offerings in the future.

To learn more about Delphi Connect , please visit www.delphiconnect.com.

About Delphi

Delphi Automotive PLC (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.

Delphi Automotive PLC
Media contact:
Kristen Kinley
kristen.kinley@delphi.com
248-836-0952 (office)
248-535-3930 (mobile)

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