Four Visteon experts will present technical papers, and one will co-chair a technical session during the annual event. Visteon also will participate in the SAE Detroit Section Meeting from 5-7 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 14, showcasing its climate and electronics content on the 2011 Ford Fiesta.
Rainer Neumann, Visteon's director of global business development for lighting, will present a paper describing a newly designed "tri-functional" lighting system that provides an optimal balance between lighting performance and demands for reduced power consumption in today's vehicles.
The new Light-Emitting Diode (LED) headlamp system contributes to reduced weight, more efficient packaging and lower power consumption − leading to reduced CO2 emissions − while delivering required lighting performance. Visteon's market-ready LED system features daytime running lights (DRL), which have been mandated for new vehicles in Europe starting in 2011. The DRLs, which switch on automatically when the engine is started, provide an opportunity for design flexibility that can help differentiate vehicle models. Neumann will provide insight on the trend toward LED and low-power High Intensity Discharge (HID) light sources in his presentation at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Room D3-24.
Other papers to be presented by Visteon technical experts include:
- A method to correlate vehicle air conditioning system oil-in-circulation, by Yinhua Zheng, refrigeration systems technical professional; Mark Brown, senior manager; and Harry Youmans, system integration manager − 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Room O2-43.
- A standardization proposal for automotive-grade audio/visual remote control profile (AVRCP) with respect to in-car use of Bluetooth® (wireless technology) devices, co-authored by Michael Gabel, Visteon technical professional − 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Room D0-03D.
- A study of compressor durability for HFO-1234yf refrigerant systems for vehicle air conditioning systems, by Rance Stehouwer, climate product design engineer − (no oral presentation).
Visteon's Chris Shaw, technical fellow, acoustics, is chairing and co-organizing sessions on noise and vibration control for chassis/vehicle interior comfort and engine/powertrain, starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Room D3-16.
Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 25 countries and employs approximately 29,500 people.
SOURCE Visteon Corporation
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