A new concept and two new products from Visteon Corporation have received recognition from automotive and consumer-focused experts, the company announced on December 15. Most recently, the editors of Popular Mechanics magazine recognized Visteon's aftermarket Vehicle Recovery System concept with an Editor's Choice Award, which was presented to the best and most innovative new products at the SEMA/AAPEX show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The editors scrutinized thousands of new technologies and products to identify unique and innovative products on display at the show. Visteon's Vehicle Recovery System is being field-tested. This Global Positioning System (GPS) - based vehicle recovery and tracking technology will give consumers the 24-hour/seven-day-a-week ability to track vehicle location and operating status through an Internet site, receive instant theft notification through cellular phones; and enjoy options including remote door unlocking, concierge services, navigation assistance, personalized trip routing, and low-battery charge notification. In addition, Visteon's Long Life Filtration System was named an Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award finalist for 2004, while Visteon's TACNET system received honorable mention. These awards are among the supplier industry's most prestigious. Visteon's Long Life Filtration System is a fully sealed air induction system designed to remove contaminants from engine intake air while providing noise control with minimal power loss. The system conditions the induction air stream to ensure accurate metering of air flow into the engine and contains a reticulated foam filter designed to last more than 150,000 miles under normal use. TACNET is an integrated network that centralizes the command and control of electronic systems in law enforcement vehicles. The system reduces the number of devices installed in the police car interior. TACNET integrates lights, sirens, multiple radios, radar, patrol video, AM/FM radio functions and mobile data computers. It also gives officers a choice of command and control options by integrating switches and electronic equipment controls into three main interfaces: voice control, in-dash touch screen and a control "pod." This provides law enforcement agencies with the ability to configure control functions to best meet their needs.

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