Detroit (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has
teamed up with General Motors Corporation to introduce the automotive
industry's first family of vehicles to feature Digital Versatile Disc
(DVD) Rear Seat Entertainment systems.
"Our new family of midsize SUV's coming to the market in early
2001 will incorporate state-of-the art technology throughout --
including the industry's first factory-installed DVD system," said
Tom Wallace, vehicle-line executive, GM Midsize Trucks. "Through a
collaborative effort with Visteon, we're taking in-vehicle
entertainment to the next level. And the customer wins with a system
that has great visual quality, versatility and convenience."
With this innovative product, children in the back seat will be
fully occupied. Just pop in the kids' favorite movie or video game
into Visteon Corporation's DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System, then
revel in the sudden quiet. While the kids are entertained in the back
seat, you can enjoy your own music or have a pleasant front seat
conversation. This technology quiets the crowd, helps make the
driving experience more relaxing, and helps to reduce driver
Visteon's consumer and customer research indicates that a
tremendous demand exists for this type of multimedia product. "Our
rear seat entertainment system is an exciting example of just how
attuned Visteon and GM are to consumer lifestyles and their
automotive technology preferences," said Visteon Corporation
President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Johnston.
This system is fully integrated into an overhead console with a
fold-down screen, featuring a parental control button near the front
seat and wireless headsets with automatic shut-off to extend battery
life for the back. A wireless infrared remote control allows rear
seat passengers to control the system without moving around the
interior of the vehicle. This new system boasts a full seven-inch
screen with a 16:9 ratio, and has the ability to horizontally stretch
a 4:3 image to fill the screen.
That's no tale. Want to take a look at the movies that you just
recorded of the family camping trip, birthday, or youth sporting
event? Just plug your camcorder into the auxiliary video inputs and
enjoy your home movies on the spot. The versatility doesn't end here.
Video games that are normally played at home, can be played in the
vehicle on Visteon's Rear Seat Entertainment System. It's a great way
to help reduce driver distraction and improve the driving experience
for the whole family.
The rapid development of this wireless system demonstrates
Visteon's leading-edge technology, customer support and expertise in
developing products that withstand the extreme climate and road
conditions that vehicles experience.
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 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.
ots Original Text Service: Visteon Corporation
Robin Pannecouk, +1-313-755-9121,
Kent Niederhofer, +1-313-755-3699,
both of Visteon Corporation
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