Visteon Corporation has joined forces with BMW to create innovative electronic technologies for passenger cars. A prime example of the development partnership is Visteon’s Wireless Interface Module based on Bluetooth technology for in-car mobile phone integration. The voice-controlled system will allow BMW drivers the wireless and hands-free use of mobile phones. This innovative technology will be on the market in September 2002 and the modules will be available as optional extras for all current BMW X5, BMW 3 Series and 5 Series cars. “With this programme and by signing a development contract for further future technologies, BMW has documented the faith it has in Visteon,” explained Dr. Marlis Basili-Hartmann, Visteon’s Global Account Manager for the BMW Group. Visteon’s Bluetooth Interface Module with Visteon Voice Technology, which extends voice control from vehicle systems to consumer devices, is an integrated, user-friendly solution. The hands-free system, featured mainly in telecommunications products until now, integrates the benefits of Bluetooth wireless technology with Visteon’s Voice Technology and applies it to automotive applications. The product is being manufactured in Visteon’s state-of-the-art electronics plant in Cadiz, Spain.