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Visteon Launches Bluetooth(R) Hands-Free System on Nissan Bluebird ...

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC - News ), a leader in vehicle audio and infotainment systems, has started production of a Bluetooth® hands-free system developed jointly with Parrot to equip the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy in China.

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The system is manufactured at the Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics plant in Shanghai, China. This program completes the portfolio of high-end Bluetooth® hands-free systems with voice recognition, which Visteon has launched previously for Nissan in North America and other key markets, based on Visteon Voice Technology®.

Visteon is the integrator of the Bluetooth® hands-free system, which includes Parrot innovations such as digital signal processing techniques, as well as a high degree of compatibility with mobile phone devices. The Visteon/Parrot collaboration enables Visteon to offer advanced features in hands-free telephony to consumers at a competitive price.

"We are very happy to collaborate with Parrot, a specialist in Bluetooth® hands-free telephony for vehicle applications," said Martin Thoone, Visteon's global director of audio and infotainment. "Our relationship provides faster time-to-market for our infotainment products and allows us to meet the increasing requirement for seamless integration of portable consumer electronics. In addition, the Parrot technology's compatibility with a wide range of mobile phones helps make hands-free systems more widely available as standard equipment."

Visteon's MACH® Voice Link combines Visteon Voice Technology® with Bluetooth® wireless communication to create an interface between consumers' portable electronic devices -- such as mobile phones and PDAs -- and their vehicles. Visteon Voice Technology is a voice activation system that recognizes hundreds of verbal commands. Bluetooth is a global wireless communication standard that enables digital devices to seamlessly link together. By integrating these two technologies, consumers can use their cellular phones while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

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 more than 170 facilities in 24 countries and employs approximately 50,000 people.

As a chairing member of the Bluetooth SIG Automobile working group, Parrot is a specialist in Bluetooth® hands-free telephony in the car. The company designs and markets advanced hands-free systems which are compatible with Bluetooth-equipped mobile phones.

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