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Chrysler Group Demonstrates Advanced Electronics Technology at Convergence 2002

October 22, 2002

Two new DaimlerChrysler concept vehicles equipped with advanced electronics technology will be displayed at the Convergence 2002 conference in Detroit October 21-23, 2002. One vehicle, called the Jeep Grand Cherokee Concierge, is a specially outfitted Grand Cherokee with 10 different technologies designed and engineered to increase customer comfort, convenience, and security, according to the company. The Chrysler 300M IT-Edition, based on the Chrysler 300M luxury sedan and developed in collaboration with the Media Labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, uses sensing and computing technology to monitor the driver and activity in the vehicle to determine levels of stress and potential distractions. Onboard computers use this information to adjust the flow of in-formation to the driver to minimize distraction in critical driving situations. The vehicles will be part of DaimlerChrysler's exhibits at Convergence 2002, the world's automotive electronics conference to be held at Detroit's Cobo Center October 21-23. More than 10,000 attendees are expected for the event which will feature keynote addresses by seven CEOs and industry leaders, 75 technical sessions, and exhibits by leading automotive and electronics companies.
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