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Visteon Innovation Customizes the Driving Experience - Interior Products And Technologies on Display at the 2000 Mondial de L'Automobile
Paris (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has developed a leading-edge tool that recreates the way car interiors will be designed in the future. Visteon's design tool, Thalie, is being displayed for the first time at the Paris Show, which will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15.
Thalie is a tool developed by Visteon to assist in the decision-making process of vehicle interior design. User preferences for the interior of the vehicle are defined from consumer insight and industry data.
At the preliminary design stage, Thalie provides Visteon interior designers with a list of preferred terms and materials that describe the interior vehicle environment that is sought by the vehicle manufacturer. The result of this is that Visteon designers, stylists and engineers are able to develop a palette of materials, textures and colors. This list of "multi- sensory terms and materials" enables Visteon's interior designers to begin creating a vehicle interior that truly fits those characteristics sought by consumers.
"Thalie allows effective integration of the influence of the local culture on the interior decoration of the vehicle, and encourages a written consensus within multi-disciplinary teams during the early design stage," said Joel Coque, managing director of Visteon Interior Systems for France and South America. "This management tool significantly accelerates the interior design process by allowing quick decision-making and helping to reduce the chance of late changes in the model program."
This original approach to designing car interiors led to Visteon's development of Slush Universal(TM), a sturdy material made from TPO (thermalpolyolefin) powder that preserves texture and color over time. The manufacturing process of Slush Universal(TM) easily accommodates for multiple combinations of color and texture options, increasing flexibility for vehicle manufacturers so that they can deliver personalized solutions to consumers.
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.
Visteon's booth is located at 4 Booth 134A, at the Mondial de L'Automobile.
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 Visteon's SEC filings. See "Risk Factors" section of Visteon's 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 Visteon's business, financial condition and results of operations.
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