Palmela, Portugal (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE:
VC) will host automotive industry leaders at the upcoming
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Industry Consortium on
Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electric Components and Systems, from
March 26 to 27, 2001.
During the course of the technical conference, MIT members will
tour Visteon's Palmela Plant in Portugal -- viewing state-of-the-art
electronic manufacturing processes -- followed by a technology review
of Visteon's 42- Volt systems capabilities. Visteon engineers also
will present technical papers, two of which are entitled, "The
Systems Approach to Specifying an Integrated Starter Alternator" and
"Simulating the Performance of a 42-Volt vehicle."
"The MIT Consortium provides an excellent venue for automotive
leaders around the world to consider technologies and discuss the
enormous possibilities 42-Volt systems have to offer," said John
Kill, Visteon's Vice President of Product Development. "It is our
goal to make Visteon's customers successful by leveraging our vehicle
systems expertise and global manufacturing capabilities to deliver
Visteon's 42-Volt Technology is being developed to meet the
increased energy demands of future vehicles. This technology will
expand existing electrical systems to a higher voltage, requiring
less current with smaller wires. As a result, this higher voltage
system will provide the increased power necessary for introducing and
delivering breakthrough products and technologies. The system's
architecture has opened the doors to numerous possibilities in terms
of the systems, subsystems, components and other vehicle features.
Furthermore, 42-Volt systems allow engineers to develop a vehicle's
entire structural design, subsystems and components to improve fuel
economy, reduce harmful emissions and provide increased power for new
During the MIT Consortium, Visteon will display products and
technologies designed for 42-Volt power consumption including:
* Integrated Starter Alternator (ISA) -- combines starter and
alternator functions into one powerful system, which enables
stop-start strategies, brake regeneration and power assist/boost.
ISA is the first electric power generator which, in conjunction with
the 42-Volt architecture, provides a power source up to five times
greater than those currently used. Benefits include faster starting,
high electrical power to cope with ever-increasing loads, potential
improvement of fuel combustion, high efficiency, and minimal space
* Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) -- introduces an energy
efficient system solution that assists the driver by using a direct
connection between an electronic motor and the steering system.
Unlike conventional steering systems, EPAS does not require hydraulic
fluid or power steering pumps and hoses, thus resulting in reduced
weight and improved fuel economy. This system incorporates higher
voltage and unique packaging, resulting in fuel economy improvements.
* PrecisionCooling(TM) -- monitors and controls the engine
temperature and optimises power consumption of the engine cooling and
heating and air conditioning components. Through a patent pending
control strategy, the engine coolant flow rate, under hood airflow
rate and coolant path are continuously changed to run the engine at
its optimal temperature. The 42- Volt electrical system provides an
adequate power level, which allows the use of an electric cooling fan
and electronic fluid control devices. As a result, this system can
improve fuel economy and heating and cooling performance, as well as
* Vehicle Systems Modelling -- utilises a wide range of Computer
Aided Engineering (CAE) tools to perform component, system and
vehicle analysis. This provides the capability to perform quick
analysis of the performance and fuel economy of conventional,
electric and hybrid vehicles under different load and drive cycles.
It also provides the capability to analyse the steady state,
transient and fault conditions of a variety of electrical
architectures. By combining these capabilities, Visteon can optimise
42-Volt structural design.
Established in 1996, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) Industry Consortium on Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electric
Components and Systems, provides an effective forum for the
interactive exchange of non- proprietary ideas and information
relevant to future automotive electrical systems. The Consortium
also sponsors research at MIT on subject matter related to electrical
components and systems. Visteon has been a member of the
organisation since 1999.
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 82,000 employees and a
global delivery system of more than 130 technical, manufacturing,
sales, and service facilities located in 25 countries.
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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