Detroit (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation was the big winner
at the Fifth Annual Design and Technology Awards sponsored by Auto
Interiors magazine. Visteon received five awards, winning first place
in four categories and second place in one, more than any other
The purpose of the awards ceremony was to recognize those
automotive interior products that provide a notable benefit to the
end user, and, will make a substantial contribution to the
advancement of the automotive industry.
Visteon rose above the competition by taking home two first place
awards in the Concept Division. Reconfigurable Projected Image
Display (RPID(TM)) won in the Comfort & Convenience category and
Superintegration(TM) won in the general category.
"This was a very exciting night for Visteon, we are proud to be
recognized for our innovative products and technologies," said Steve
Delaney, Vice President and General Manager of Visteon's Interior and
Exterior Systems. "We are dedicated to offering drivers revolutionary
vehicle technologies that will enhance their driving experience.
RPID(TM) and Superintegration(TM) are only two examples of the kind
of innovative and consumer-focused technologies Visteon has to
RPID(TM) has the ability to radically change the way information
is displayed to the driver. The RPID(TM) panel employs a
high-definition projected image, allowing for customization of the
instrument cluster and its gauges.
Superintegration(TM) applies Visteon's expertise in various
systems areas (chassis, climate control, electronics and interiors)
to the vehicle cockpit, thereby reducing cost, weight and complexity,
while increasing reliability, space and technology.
In the Product Division, Visteon took first place in the Comfort &
Convenience category for its innovative ICES in-car computing system
(Information, Communication, Entertainment, Safety and Security);
first place in the Safety category for Visteon Voice Technology(TM);
and second place in the Manufacturing Technology category for Visteon
Laminate Insert Molding (VLIM(TM)).
"We are honored to receive these awards and to be recognized as an
industry leader for products such as ICES, Visteon Voice
Technology(TM), and VLIM(TM)," said Jim Wynalek, Visteon Vice
President and Chief Technical Officer. "Visteon is committed to
developing technology that benefits consumers. These products are
intended to meet consumer needs by ensuring that time spent in the
vehicle is more productive, entertaining and safe."
Visteon's ICES system enables drivers to access the Internet and
check e- mail, obtain real-time information such as news, weather
reports and stock prices and also provides drivers with access to a
turn-by-turn navigation system.
Visteon Voice Technology(TM) is a convenient, practical, and
easy-to-use technology for voice control of features ranging from
audio and climate control, to the ICES system. This technology allows
drivers to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
Visteon Laminate Insert Molding (VLIM(TM)) is a one-piece
component that provides both hard and soft surfaces by having
vacuum-formed laminate present in the mold during resin injection.
VLIM(TM) is lower in cost than foam-in- place systems, reduces weight
and improves squeak and rattle and fit and finish. VLIM is also fully
The panel of judges for this event comprised both journalists and
OEM executives. The judges were: Ian Adcock, contributing editor,
Auto Interiors; Ian Callum, director of styling, Jaguar; Douglas
Halbert, executive designer, Honda; Truman Pollard, chief designer,
Mazda Design North America; Maureen Sobolewski, staff project
engineer, Interior Body Center, GM NAO; and Eric Strebel, director of
design, Botzen Design Inc.
Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that
delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive
manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the
global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has a global delivery system
of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service
facilities located in 23 countries. It has 81,000 employees working
in three core business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion;
Comfort, Communication and Safety; and Glass.
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Contact: Media Inquiries: Carly Lamprecht, Tel.: (USA) 313-248-6321,
or Investor Inquiries: Kent Niederhofer, Tel.: (USA) 313-390-1467,
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Web site: http://www.visteon.com
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