Tuesday, 30 October, 2007 6:36 PM
Automotive News PACE Awards Judges
Recognize Visteon for Lighting Technology
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP,
Mich. -- Visteon
Corporation (NYSE:VC) is honored to be the recipient of a 2008
Automotive News PACE Honorable Mention. This prestigious recognition
awarded for Visteon's innovative light pipe technology, which debuted
this summer on the 2008 Cadillac CTS.
The light pipe innovation is part of both the highly stylized head
and tail lamp units on the CTS. The light pipes are single, high-power
LED emitters that have a tubular appearance. This unique light glows
vertically along the edges of the CTS tail and head lights -- clearly
distinguishing the vehicle's edges, thereby allowing drivers adjacent
the vehicle to more easily recognize its edges.
Light is emitted from
the LED at the bottom of the pipe
redirected over the length of the pipe to produce a uniform intensity
throughout the light pipe. This is done with a configuration of
optical surfaces tailored specifically for the shape of the lamp
light pipe itself. The light source at the bottom is not detectable
the pipe looks like one glowing vertical tube.
Thick molded optics,
embodied in the light pipes, as well as the "Ice
Cube" lenses used for the daytime running light and front turn
give the lamp a deep, rich appearance in the unlit state.
This is the first application
of a single-LED light pipe for these front
and rear functions. The new CTS also sports one of the industry's
applications of LED-powered backup light.
"The light pipes,
along with the Ice Cube optics, give the vehicle a
sophisticated and distinctive daytime look as well as nighttime
said Terry Gohl, vice president of Visteon lighting product group.
are honored to receive such prestigious industry recognition for
advancement, which continues to draw high consumer and media appeal.
This innovation was truly a team effort."
The PACE (Premier Automotive
Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence)
Award is presented by Automotive News, Microsoft, SAP and Transportation
Research Center Inc., and recognizes suppliers for superior innovation,
technological advancement and business performance.
The annual award ceremony is planned for April 14, 2008 at the Max
Fisher Music Center in Detroit.
Visteon Corporation is
a leading global automotive supplier that
designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior,
electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and
provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers.
corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai,
and Kerpen, Germany; the company has facilities in 26 countries
employs approximately 43,000 people.
Source: Visteon Corportation