The challenge is to understand the automakers' design intent and brand image for each vehicle and to deliver innovative technology quickly.Visteon is uniquely positioned to deliver innovations fast and flexibly in terms of features, functions and manufacturing processes.
Visteon's role in the 2005 models shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, appeals to three of the five human senses: sight, sound and touch. The senses are reached through products from branded audio systems, to instrument panels, driver information centers and exterior lighting.
The sense of sound - through innovation
When it comes to automotive audio systems, Visteon is an innovator and a global leader. Visteon announced a partnership with Boston Acoustics in 2002. This year, Visteon and Boston Acoustics are pleased to announce this unique audio system will be available on the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Magnum in North America later in 2004. Visteon applied automotive and audio expertise in designing the all-new Boston Acoustics premium audio system. This audio system was specifically engineered to bring Boston's home sound into these new vehicles.
Visteon's audio innovations lead the way in finding new ways to deliver technology to automakers and consumers more quickly. While the auto industry wrestled with the issue of interoperability for satellite radio, Visteon developed the capability of providing a single radio that works with both XM and SIRIUS Satellite radio. Today, Visteon supplies SIRIUS Satellite radio system to Ford Motor Co. and others and will also provide both XM and SIRIUS Satellite receivers to Nissan Motor Co. for future products.
In addition, this year Visteon will reach a new level of distinction, being the first and only supplier of an integrated, factory-installed voice- activated Bluetooth(R) wireless system in automotive production on both sides of the ocean. Today, Visteon supplies the Bluetooth Wireless Interface Module in Europe for the BMW 3 and 5 Series. In 2004 BMW will offer this capability in North America on the X3 and X5.