Paris (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) journeys
into the future as an independent company at Mondial de l'Automobile,
where the company is showcasing innovative products designed to
enhance the driving experience for both drivers and passengers alike.
Visteon's technologically advanced systems are on display in Paris
from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15.
Through Visteon's products, driving becomes more than just getting
from A to B.
Every time drivers get behind the wheel, they embark on a journey;
Visteon is dedicated to making that journey safer by being able to
enjoy complete peace of mind with advanced safety technologies,
intelligent by providing technologies that help consumers to manage
their time in the car, individual by providing the technologies that
allow consumers to choose vehicle features that make driving more
comfortable, stylish and fun.
To help deliver safer, cleaner, more intelligent and customized
products and technologies, Visteon focuses on being fast, flexible
and flawless in its execution. So far this year, Visteon has secured
$2.3 billion in new business. Customers included in that new business
are Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Kia, Honda and Nissan.
Visteon: Engineering A More Intelligent Journey
Consumer research has shown that many commuters want to optimize
their driving time, every time the vehicle is used. Visteon has
designed leading- edge systems that help consumers make intelligent
use of their travel time on the road. Visteon's integrated telematics
and communications technologies, such as ICES (Information,
Communication, Entertainment, Safety and Security), help keep people
in touch with the rest of the world from their cars. ICES is a
voice-activated multimedia system for sending and receiving e-mail
and downloading news in real-time from the Internet.
"Visteon's innovative voice technology makes the journey more
intelligent for commuters by allowing them to safely and efficiently
conduct business while on the road," said Jim Wynalek, vice president
and general manager of Visteon's Telematics/Multimedia business
system. "The result is increased productivity -- and a seamless
interface for commuters between home, vehicle and office."
While commuters stay up-to-date on the latest information, their
children are occupied with Visteon's Rear Seat Entertainment System.
During the journey, kids can watch movies, play video games and
listen to music on headphones using the vehicle's audio system. Other
products in this portfolio to be displayed in Paris include Visteon's
Vehicle Emergency Messaging System (VEMS), Superintegrated(TM)
cockpit module and Hands-Free Entry System.
Visteon: Creating A Safer Journey
Developing technologies to help make the journey safer for drivers
and their passengers is a top priority for Visteon. Visteon is
developing technologies that explore advanced system integration in
electronics to surround the vehicle with an electronic "cocoon."
Multiple sensor technology combined with Human Machine Interface
(HMI) studies help enhance programmable detection capabilities around
the vehicle, taking object detection to the next level for future
vehicle generations. Products under development include adaptive
cruise control, extended side object detectors, advanced back-up
aids, sensors tied into braking systems, programmable mirrors,
electronic bumpers, and lane change sensors that alert the driver of
Also on display to illustrate Visteon's commitment to creating a
safer journey is Visteon's All-Wheel-Drive (AWD), a system that
assists vehicle performance and stability. AWD efficiently manages
torque from the vehicle's transmission to each wheel, so that drivers
can feel confident that their cars will perform more predictably in
extreme driving conditions. Other products and systems designed to
enhance safety include Visteon's Adaptive Lighting, Advanced
Restraint Module and Rollover Detection Module.
"We believe it is absolutely critical to continuously improve the
safety and security for vehicle occupants during their car journeys,
and our world- class sensor electronics truly act as an enabler for
these kinds of breakthrough technologies," said John Barkley,
director, Advanced Cross Systems, Visteon. "We are very proud of the
contributions we are making toward further improving automotive
safety and security."
Visteon is developing a number of products and technologies to
meet the growing need to satisfy consumer's desire for increased
personal security. For example, Visteon's Driver Vision at Night uses
a concept based on proven military heads-up display applications.
Driver Vision at Night can help improve the driver's reaction time
after dark. This fully integrated system can be activated using
Visteon Voice Technology(TM). Once activated, it provides a clear
infrared image of the road ahead, allowing drivers to focus on
driving rather than on operating vehicle controls.
Visteon's Climate Control Systems have developed a family of
products that utilize sensors to ensure clear visibility with the
Auto-Defog and Demist System. This system enhances driver visibility
by sensing the onset of misting and helping eliminate misting.
Visteon: Designing A Cleaner Journey
In addition to developing products and technologies focused on
safety and security, Visteon also is dedicated to making the driving
journey as environmentally friendly as possible. Through the design
of innovative, integrated control systems, Visteon is working to meet
increasingly stringent governmental emissions targets and to improve
fuel economy for drivers.
One example on display in Paris is Visteon's Integrated Starter
Alternator (ISA), which combines the starter and alternator functions
-- it decreases vehicle emissions by as much as 15 percent. Another
example on the stand in Paris is Visteon's plastic fuel tank system
that was designed to help vehicle manufacturers meet Zero Emission
Vehicle (ZEV) standards. This innovative system successfully
integrates components inside the plastic tank, eliminating most of
the external fuel system connections. In doing so, there is less
chance for hydrocarbons to seep into the earth's atmosphere. Other
products highlighted in Paris designed to make the journey cleaner
for the environment include, Visteon's Integrated Fuel Storage and
Delivery, and Alternative Refrigeration systems.
Visteon: Customizing Your Journey
Finally, Visteon is dedicated to customizing the journey by
allowing drivers to choose vehicle features that make driving more
comfortable, stylish and fun. One such product is Thalie -- a tool
designed by Visteon to assist in the decision-making process by
defining user preferences for the interior of the vehicle from
consumer insight and industry data. This original approach led to the
development of Slush Universal(TM), a sturdy material designed to
preserve the texture and color over time. This robust material
enables Visteon engineers to design and deliver interior systems to
vehicle manufacturers that consumers say they want and need.
Visteon's booth is located at 4 Booth 134A, at the Mondial de
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 business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort,
Communication and Safety; and Glass.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made
pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Words such as "estimated" and "potentially" signify forward-looking
statements. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future
results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and
uncertainties, some of which are and will be identified as "Risk
Factors" in our SEC filings. See "Risk Factors" section of our
prospectus dated June 13, 2000 as filed with the SEC on June 14,
2000. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual events,
these developments could have material adverse effects on our
business, financial condition and results of operations.
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