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Visteon Named Finalist for Innovative Driver Awareness System
[November 17, 2008]

Visteon Named Finalist for Innovative Driver Awareness System


VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 17, 2008, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
ITS (Intelligent
Transportation Society) of America has named Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) a
finalist in the Best of ITS Awards. The Visteon Light Vehicle Integrated
Vehicle Based Safety System (IVBSS), a comprehensive driver awareness system,
is now in the running to win under the competition's Best Innovative Products
category.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001201/DEF008LOGO )
Visteon offers a range of technologies designed to enhance a driver's
awareness of road and traffic conditions. The IVBSS system fully integrates a
suite of crash warning features that includes forward collision warning, road
departure warning, lane change merge alerts and blind spot detection. These
systems provide the driver with situational awareness of the vehicle's
surroundings.
"While these features cannot substitute for safe driving, they can
potentially increase the driver's awareness of road conditions and improve
response time to potential hazards," explains Debby Bezzina, Visteon
electronics program manager for the project. "This is very important as driver
distraction and congestion are increasing."
Visteon's IVBSS system will be featured in a special presentation for Best
of ITS Awards finalists at the 15th World Congress on ITS & the 2008 ITS
America Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 17 in New York. The winners will be
announced at that time. Bezzina will attend the congress on Visteon's behalf.
ITS is the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety,
security and efficiency of the nation's surface transportation system. Its
2008 annual meeting is the largest event in the world for ITS leaders, policy
makers and other industry professionals.
"This recognition is quite an honor for Visteon, which is committed to
driving innovation in our automotive electronics, interiors and climate
control products," notes Bezzina.
At the congress, Bezzina, along with other Visteon employees, will be
presenting at the following sessions:



Interactive Session 30187: The Process for Developing an Effective
Multi-Modal Warning System for the Integration of Alerts from Multiple
Subsystems - The paper describes the methods used to develop the DVI system
for IVBSS. Visteon authors include Dinu Madau, Colleen Serafin and Bezzina;
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) authors
include Omer Tsimhoni and Paul A. Green. Bezzina, along with Madau, will
participate in the interactive session
AM36: U.S. Department of Transportation Integrated Vehicle Based Safety
Systems (IVBSS) Initiative. Bezzina is one of the presenters at this session;
she will present the light vehicle IVBSS design and status.
AM43: Human Machine Interface for Vehicle Infrastructure Integration.
Bezzina is also presenting at this session, she will describe the difficulties
with designing an intuitive and easy to use human machine interface for an
integrated system. The presentation, as well as the research for it, was
developed by Visteon's Serafin, Madau and Bezzina.
Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs,
engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and
lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of
products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van
Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Kerpen, Germany; the
company has facilities in 27 countries and employs approximately 35,500
people.
SOURCE Visteon Corporation
http://www.visteon.com

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