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
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
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
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
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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, Giavanna Palazzolo (Europe), 44-207-300-6314,
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, all of Visteon Corporation
Web site: http://www.visteon.com
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