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Visteon and Lucent Announce Agreement to Bring Bluetooth(TM) Technology into Vehicles

    Detroit (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) continues to partner with industry leaders by announcing an early adopter agreement with Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group that will bring the Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology into the automotive environment.

    "We are thrilled to be working with Lucent, an industry leader in commercial and automotive Bluetooth technology," said Jim Wynalek, vice president and general manager of Visteon's Telematics/Multimedia business system. "Visteon understands that as consumers spend more time in the car, they want to stay connected to the world around them. The Bluetooth wireless technology will allow consumers to stay connected -- both safely and easily -- while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel."

    Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology is a wireless communication that is becoming an industry standard for data transfer and information sharing between a wide array of personal electronics. The Visteon/Lucent collaboration will bring this revolutionary technology into the vehicle environment by enabling wireless, hands-free interaction with products such as beepers, cell phones, and PDAs (personal digital assistants).

    In the near future, Bluetooth technology will allow information to be to shared with those devices located outside of the vehicle, such as those at home or at the office. For example, data from a home computer can be transmitted to a car parked in the garage. Information such as maps, calendars, phone books and more, can be seamlessly shared between the vehicle and other devices enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology in the home.

    Visteon is a long standing member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), a group of more than 2,000 companies organized by industry leaders Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia, IBM, 3Com, Intel, Microsoft, Toshiba, and Motorola. In addition, Visteon is a key member of the Bluetooth Automotive Expert Group that is currently working on guidelines and recommendations to the Bluetooth SIG Car Profile Working Group. This group is responsible for authoring and releasing the forthcoming Bluetooth Car Profile that will define and enable Bluetooth equipped devices to interact seamlessly within the vehicle environment.

    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.

    Lucent Technologies Automotive Products Group brings together proven DSP products and Bell Laboratories acoustic and voice processing expertise to provide digital audio radio and unsurpassed hands-free solutions for the growing in-cabin automotive and telematics market. Additional information about the Automotive Products Group is available from its web site at .

    Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group is the world leader in semiconductors for communications applications. Lucent has announced it will spin off the Microelectronics Group as an independent company that will include its optoelectronics and integrated circuits divisions. The spin-off, slated for completion by the summer of 2001, will create the only major standalone semiconductor company that can offer end-to-end networking solutions that address the convergence of photonics and electronics based on leadership in both integrated circuits and optoelectronic components. The new company will also provide wireless computer networking system solutions through its ORiNOCO(TM) product line. More information about the Microelectronics Group is available from its web site at .

    Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers the systems, software, silicon and services for next-generation communications networks for service providers and enterprises. Backed by the research and development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as optical and wireless networks; Internet infrastructure; communications software; communications semiconductors and optoelectronics; Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks; and professional network design and consulting services. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at .

    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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Contact: Media Inquiries: Robin Pannecouk, 313-755-912,, or Giavanna Palazzolo, 44-207-300-6314,, or Investor Inquiries: Kent Niederhofer, 313-755-3699, all of Visteon Corporation; or Lori Higa of Lucent Technologies, 408-980-3860,

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