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Visteon Corporation 'Wires' Vehicles for Safety, Convenience and Performance
Detroit (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation's (NYSE: VC) revolutionary technology that provides safer, more convenient and efficient driving experiences will be on display at Convergence 2000, Oct. 16-18, at Cobo Center in Detroit (Booth #837). Convergence 2000 is Visteon's first North American show as an independent company.
"Consumers are increasingly looking to Visteon's integrated technology solutions to enhance driver security and convenience, as well as overall vehicle performance," said Michael Johnston, President and Chief Operating Officer. "All of our advanced electronic technologies on display at Convergence are based on our in-depth understanding of consumer wants and needs."
Visteon's theme for Convergence 2000 is, "Wired for Change". Visteon is changing the driving experience with products and technologies that provide security, convenience and enhance performance.
Wired for Safety
Visteon creates systems that help to prevent accidents, as well as provide a safer vehicle environment during and after accidents, should they occur.
For example, features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Adaptive Lighting are helping consumers to avoid accidents. Adaptive Cruise Control tracks the speed and position of a vehicle in the lane ahead, and can adjust the ACC-equipped vehicle's speed to maintain a safer interval between the two vehicles. Visteon Adaptive Lighting adjusts the headlight illumination when vehicle sensors detect speed, direction, or weather changes.
When accidents occur, Visteon's Adaptive Restraint System combines sophisticated crash and rollover detection algorithms with state of the art electronic sensors to improve airbag deployment. This innovative system calculates the severity of the impact and activates various safety technologies for improved occupant protection. Deformation Sensing also provides more appropriate, faster and more reliable air bag deployment as the result of strategically placed sensors that identify the extent and severity of a crash impact.
After an accident, Visteon's safety technology helps vehicle occupants to acquire necessary assistance. The Vehicle Emergency Messaging System (VEMS) -- an in-vehicle response system -- reacts to the air bag deployment by automatically contacting a 24-hour response center for immediate access to emergency assistance, roadside service and routing information.
Wired for Convenience
Visteon has developed technologies that keep vehicle occupants conveniently connected to the world around them while on the road. These technologies are fully adaptable to accommodate a variety of consumer lifestyles.
Among them are ICES (Information, Communication, Entertainment, Safety and Security) -- Visteon's in-car computing system that provides an interactive link between home, office, and vehicle. ICES enables vehicle occupants to access the Internet to check email, obtain real-time information such as news, weather reports and stock quotes. Visteon's NavMate(R) Navigation System helps vehicle occupants get where they want to go with the convenience of turn-by-turn navigation assistance. ICES and NavMate can be conveniently activated when used with Visteon Voice Technology(TM), which allows the driver to keep his or her hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Wired for Performance
Through the design of innovative, integrated control systems, Visteon is better able to meet increased energy demands of future vehicles.
Visteon's 42-Volt Technology will help manufacturers meet these increased energy demands, while creating efficiency with smaller electrical cables and connectors. This technology provides increased power for breakthrough technologies such as the Integrated Starter Alternator (ISA). ISA is an electric power generator, which in conjunction with the 42-Volt architecture, is capable of providing five times more power than what is currently available in vehicles.
The 42-Volt architecture also allows incorporation of technologies that are more fuel-efficient. Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) for example, is an energy efficient steering system that does not require hydraulic fluid, power steering pumps or hoses and instead, uses a direct connection between an electronic motor and the steering system. In addition to weight savings, EPAS results in improved fuel economy.
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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