January 7, 2005
Next generation reversing sensor unveiled
Las Vegas, Nevada – At a press briefing at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show, Delphi Corporation introduced its next generation Forewarn Back-up Aid system – a new and integrated system featuring radar technology, extended sensing range and resistance to interference from rain, snow, dirt, mud and noise.
Improvements over the first generation system include an integrated dual radar receiver and a visual range indicator. The dual radar design extends the sensing range to 16 feet, while broadening the critical coverage areas immediately behind the corners of the vehicle. This improvement enables Forewarn to be three-times more responsive than conventional offerings.
The system easily mounts to a 2-inch trailer hitch, which comes as standard equipment on many SUVs, Pick-Ups and Recreational Vehicles. The visual indictor can be mounted in the rear of the vehicle and used in concert with the system’s audible alerts to further assist the driver. Designed with a stylish cover, Delphi’s next generation back-up system can be self-installed, requiring no modification on the bumper or chassis of the vehicle.
The Delphi next generation Forewarn back-up aid will be available at select national retailers this year at a retail price of U.S.$349.