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SOURCE Visteon Corporation
Global electronics supplier awarded first OpenAir™ application for high-volume production
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has been awarded the first production program for its OpenAir I1.1 infotainment product by an Asia-based vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle line is expected to launch in the second half of 2015, targeted for Southeast Asia, South Africa, South America, Middle Eastern and East European markets.
Visteon's OpenAir I1.1 entry-level infotainment product provides flexible in-vehicle connectivity and an advanced entertainment solution. The application features a 7-inch touch display, high-quality audio, navigation and multi-device connectivity to deliver apps, features and media streaming. Internet access enables download of cloud-based and local content as well as over-the-air system updates.
"Consumer expectations for seamless connectivity have fueled the rapid growth of infotainment and have enabled Visteon's successful expansion with vehicle manufacturers in the Asian growth markets," said Albert Faraj, global director, sales and strategy, Visteon Electronics. "The OpenAir™ infotainment range delivers affordable connectivity with superior performance and features."
Visteon's OpenAir™ brand of connected premium audio and infotainment products premiered at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The range is based on open architecture, human-machine interaction (HMI) command and controls, and off-board wireless data connections. OpenAir™ delivers flexible multi-device connectivity and advanced infotainment solutions while managing content to deliver a rich user experience.
Visteon Electronics, a division of Visteon Corporation, is a leading supplier of automotive cockpit electronics that delivers innovative in-vehicle user experiences through solutions in user interfaces, connectivity and open architectures. Supported by a global network of 16 manufacturing facilities, four technical centers and 11 customer centers, Visteon Electronics employs approximately 5,900 people in its consolidated operations.
Visteon is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide through businesses including Visteon Electronics, Visteon Interiors and Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. Visteon's family of businesses generated $13.8 billion in sales in 2012, including non-consolidated operations. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has facilities in 29 countries and employs about 23,000 employees in its consolidated operations. Learn more at www.visteon.com.
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