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Visteon Unveils Latest Addition to Automotive Infotainment Platform

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LAS VEGAS--Jan. 10, 2012: Visteon Corporation , a leading global automotive supplier, today unveiled the latest addition to its vehicle infotainment portfolio. Visteon's new mid-range infotainment platform targets global vehicle applications with a need for enhanced connectivity, navigation, services and entertainment features.

Visteon is demonstrating its new infotainment platform at the 2012 International CES from Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas -- the world's largest consumer technology trade show. Visteon's system is compliant with requirements of the GENIVI open source software alliance, of which Visteon is a founding member. The infotainment platform design allows vehicle manufacturers the flexibility to offer customers a next-generation infotainment solution at a cost comparable to developing an embedded audio system.

"This platform builds on Visteon's expertise in global in-car audio and entertainment to offer an innovative infotainment platform that provides connectivity for mobile consumer electronic devices and Internet connectivity for downloads of 'apps' and other off-board services," said Christian Feltgen, Visteon's global director, cockpit electronic technologies.

"As one of the first automotive suppliers to adopt open source in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), Visteon continues to develop cost-effective solutions that simplify the integration of new consumer features and services into the vehicle environment," Feltgen added.

With strong growth foreseen in this segment, Visteon's infotainment portfolio integrates a wide range of functions into a single scalable module, while providing a wide range of connectivity features from Bluetooth® and WiFi® wireless technologies to Internet connectivity, and software and feature updates. Visteon drives technology development through a global core team with strong resources in the U.S., Europe, China and India.

Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 27 countries and employs approximately 27,000 people. Learn more at Visteon.