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Visteon Promotes Safer, Cleaner, More Intelligent And Customized Journeys for Drivers
Paris (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) journeys into the future as an independent company at Mondial de l'Automobile, where the company is showcasing innovative products designed to enhance the driving experience for both drivers and passengers alike. Visteon's technologically advanced systems are on display in Paris from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15.
Through Visteon's products, driving becomes more than just getting from A to B.
Every time drivers get behind the wheel, they embark on a journey; Visteon is dedicated to making that journey safer by being able to enjoy complete peace of mind with advanced safety technologies, intelligent by providing technologies that help consumers to manage their time in the car, individual by providing the technologies that allow consumers to choose vehicle features that make driving more comfortable, stylish and fun.
To help deliver safer, cleaner, more intelligent and customized products and technologies, Visteon focuses on being fast, flexible and flawless in its execution. So far this year, Visteon has secured $2.3 billion in new business. Customers included in that new business are Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Kia, Honda and Nissan.
Visteon: Engineering A More Intelligent Journey
Consumer research has shown that many commuters want to optimize their driving time, every time the vehicle is used. Visteon has designed leading- edge systems that help consumers make intelligent use of their travel time on the road. Visteon's integrated telematics and communications technologies, such as ICES (Information, Communication, Entertainment, Safety and Security), help keep people in touch with the rest of the world from their cars. ICES is a voice-activated multimedia system for sending and receiving e-mail and downloading news in real-time from the Internet.
"Visteon's innovative voice technology makes the journey more intelligent for commuters by allowing them to safely and efficiently conduct business while on the road," said Jim Wynalek, vice president and general manager of Visteon's Telematics/Multimedia business system. "The result is increased productivity -- and a seamless interface for commuters between home, vehicle and office."
While commuters stay up-to-date on the latest information, their children are occupied with Visteon's Rear Seat Entertainment System. During the journey, kids can watch movies, play video games and listen to music on headphones using the vehicle's audio system. Other products in this portfolio to be displayed in Paris include Visteon's Vehicle Emergency Messaging System (VEMS), Superintegrated(TM) cockpit module and Hands-Free Entry System.
Visteon: Creating A Safer Journey
Developing technologies to help make the journey safer for drivers and their passengers is a top priority for Visteon. Visteon is developing technologies that explore advanced system integration in electronics to surround the vehicle with an electronic "cocoon." Multiple sensor technology combined with Human Machine Interface (HMI) studies help enhance programmable detection capabilities around the vehicle, taking object detection to the next level for future vehicle generations. Products under development include adaptive cruise control, extended side object detectors, advanced back-up aids, sensors tied into braking systems, programmable mirrors, electronic bumpers, and lane change sensors that alert the driver of potential hazards.
Also on display to illustrate Visteon's commitment to creating a safer journey is Visteon's All-Wheel-Drive (AWD), a system that assists vehicle performance and stability. AWD efficiently manages torque from the vehicle's transmission to each wheel, so that drivers can feel confident that their cars will perform more predictably in extreme driving conditions. Other products and systems designed to enhance safety include Visteon's Adaptive Lighting, Advanced Restraint Module and Rollover Detection Module.
"We believe it is absolutely critical to continuously improve the safety and security for vehicle occupants during their car journeys, and our world- class sensor electronics truly act as an enabler for these kinds of breakthrough technologies," said John Barkley, director, Advanced Cross Systems, Visteon. "We are very proud of the contributions we are making toward further improving automotive safety and security."
Visteon is developing a number of products and technologies to meet the growing need to satisfy consumer's desire for increased personal security. For example, Visteon's Driver Vision at Night uses a concept based on proven military heads-up display applications. Driver Vision at Night can help improve the driver's reaction time after dark. This fully integrated system can be activated using Visteon Voice Technology(TM). Once activated, it provides a clear infrared image of the road ahead, allowing drivers to focus on driving rather than on operating vehicle controls.
Visteon's Climate Control Systems have developed a family of products that utilize sensors to ensure clear visibility with the Auto-Defog and Demist System. This system enhances driver visibility by sensing the onset of misting and helping eliminate misting.
Visteon: Designing A Cleaner Journey
In addition to developing products and technologies focused on safety and security, Visteon also is dedicated to making the driving journey as environmentally friendly as possible. Through the design of innovative, integrated control systems, Visteon is working to meet increasingly stringent governmental emissions targets and to improve fuel economy for drivers.
One example on display in Paris is Visteon's Integrated Starter Alternator (ISA), which combines the starter and alternator functions -- it decreases vehicle emissions by as much as 15 percent. Another example on the stand in Paris is Visteon's plastic fuel tank system that was designed to help vehicle manufacturers meet Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. This innovative system successfully integrates components inside the plastic tank, eliminating most of the external fuel system connections. In doing so, there is less chance for hydrocarbons to seep into the earth's atmosphere. Other products highlighted in Paris designed to make the journey cleaner for the environment include, Visteon's Integrated Fuel Storage and Delivery, and Alternative Refrigeration systems.
Visteon: Customizing Your Journey
Finally, Visteon is dedicated to customizing the journey by allowing drivers to choose vehicle features that make driving more comfortable, stylish and fun. One such product is Thalie -- a tool designed by Visteon to assist in the decision-making process by defining user preferences for the interior of the vehicle from consumer insight and industry data. This original approach led to the development of Slush Universal(TM), a sturdy material designed to preserve the texture and color over time. This robust material enables Visteon engineers to design and deliver interior systems to vehicle manufacturers that consumers say they want and need.
Visteon's booth is located at 4 Booth 134A, at the Mondial de L'Automobile.
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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