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Visteon Safety System Vies for Prestigious Award

November 17, 2008

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, MI --- Intelligent Transportation Society of America has named Visteon Corp. a finalist in the Best of ITS Awards. The Visteon Light Vehicle Integrated Vehicle Based Safety System (IVBSS), a driver awareness system, is now in the running to win under the competition's best innovative products category.

Visteon offers a range of technologies designed to enhance a driver's awareness of road and traffic conditions. The IVBSS system 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," said 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.

"This recognition is quite an honor for Visteon, which is committed to driving innovation in our automotive electronics, interiors and climate control products," said 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 Corp. is an automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers.  

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