Fueled by the need for rapid development of products that consumers want and automakers select for vehicle distinction, Visteon is leading the way in delivering factory-installed, hands-free wireless solutions.
Visteon's MACH(R) Voice Link is the wireless solution that integrates Visteon Voice Technology(TM) and Bluetooth technology to help drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. This year, Visteon distinguishes itself as the first automotive Tier I supplier to deliver an integrated, factory-installed voice-activated Bluetooth(R) wireless system on both sides of the ocean. Visteon supplies this technology, known as the Bluetooth Wireless Interface Module, in Europe for the BMW 3 and 5 Series for cell phone wireless connectivity, and in 2004 BMW will offer this capability in North America on the X3 and X5.
"MACH Voice Link is just one example of the many innovative electronics products Visteon brings to the automotive space," said Martin Thoone, Global Electronics Product Line Team Director. "We focus not only on the innovations consumers demand, but also on quality, reliability and how to help each customer apply the technology to distinguish their brand in the marketplace."
Visteon continues to develop new and innovative features using Bluetooth and Visteon Voice Technology(TM). This year at CES, Visteon will demonstrate how music from a portable MP3 player or PDA can be streamed into a vehicle's audio system using Bluetooth and voice activation playback -- delivering hands-free, wireless access to entertainment that allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Visteon selected Bluetooth as the production technology for in-vehicle wireless solutions to maximize the life of battery life on today's portable devices.