Dearborn, Mich. (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC)
today announced that it is working with the Hyundai America Technical
Center, Inc. (HATCI) to produce an advanced Energy Efficient Thermal
System with Hyundai Motor Company.
This co-development project is expected to result in a vehicle
climate control system that requires less power, which will help
increase fuel economy, while helping to decrease vehicle emissions.
Hyundai and VCC plan to complete the project by summer 2001.
To accomplish this, Visteon's Climate Control Systems Group (VCC)
has developed several breakthrough technologies that will improve
vehicle thermal insulation, will increase the ability of the vehicle
to achieve and maintain better thermal comfort, and will help reduce
climate control power consumption by as much as 60 to 75 percent.
"We are privileged to be working with Hyundai on this advanced co-
development project," said Frank Croskey, Vice President and General
Manager of Visteon Climate Control Systems. "Given increasing
concern for the environment and energy conservation, Hyundai's
Energy Efficient Vehicle will provide a global model for the 21st
century automotive industry."
VCC has replaced traditional glass windows with proprietary
glazed, dual pane windows, which will insulate the car from solar
energy on hot days. Additionally, enhanced body insulation also will
be added to efficiently maintain the inside temperature of the
vehicle and help to reduce energy losses.
The Advanced Engineering group at VCC is working with Hyundai to
reduce the "thermal mass" of the interior. Hyundai will provide a
magnesium cross beam for the development car which will cause it to
absorb less heat, thus requiring less cooling for the car. Because
magnesium is lighter weight, it also results in enhanced fuel
"Hyundai Motor Company is pleased to be working on this advanced
technology with Visteon. It shows a strong connection between our
systems supplier and ourselves," said Dr. Young Woo Kim, President
of Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. "We look forward to the
successful introduction of this technology into our vehicles to
enhance our brand image as well as the value of our vehicles."
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.
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