MATS 2002: Delphi and XM Debut Satellite Radio

| 3/22/2002

Now comes an alternative for commercial truck drivers who have long endured the constraints of traditional radio - satellite radio. Along with an XM Satellite Radio, Delphi offers a satellite receiver and antenna built specifically for the harsh environment of commercial vehicles.

"With truck drivers logging more than 150 billion miles each year, it's no surprise that they're looking for better entertainment options," said Bob Schumacher, general director of Delphi's Mobile MultiMedia Business Unit. "The trucking industry has a history of being the first to adopt new innovations in the vehicle and we believe truckers will play an important part in the development of satellite radio."

The system offers coast-to-coast coverage, digital-quality sound and a variety of programming options from XM's 100 channels. The satellite's user interface is as simple to use as traditional AM/FM band radios. For more information, visit