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Visteon and PSA Peugeot-Citroen to Develop New Generation Of Climate Control Systems
PARIS (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) continues to broaden its international engineering expertise by announcing a significant collaboration effort with PSA Peugeot-Citroen to develop innovative architectures for a next generation climate control system.
The program, which will span two years, will result in the development of a climate control system aimed at improving passenger comfort and optimizing in-vehicle global thermal systems management. The development will take place at PSA Peugeot-Citroen's technical centers in France and Visteon's technical centers in Germany and the United States. A demonstration vehicle equipped with the system is targeted for 2001.
The collaboration emphasizes the long-standing relationship between Visteon and PSA Peugeot-Citroen. "Visteon is committed to providing vehicle manufacturers throughout the world with leading-edge engineering and design expertise in climate control modules and systems," said Frank Croskey, vice president and general manager, Visteon Corporation's Climate Control Systems Group.
Visteon's Comfort, Communication and Safety segment, in which its Climate Control Systems Group resides, provides a unique approach in terms of thermal systems management. Through this program, Visteon will be able to leverage its engineering expertise to adopt a total vehicle systems approach. Visteon's ability to develop breakthrough solutions has allowed the corporation to design a climate control system that is capable of drastically reducing the thermal load on vehicles.
"The program between Visteon and PSA Peugeot-Citroen highlights our commitment to continually develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of drivers and passengers," said Roseann Stevens, vice president, Global OE Accounts, Visteon Corporation. "This program will provide a great opportunity for both companies to continue working together toward a common goal."
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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