|Detroit, Mich. - Visteon Corporation is providing new Toyota
Avalon owners with an added sense of personal security through a system designed to
prevent drive-away theft.
The Visteon passive anti-theft system, now available as an
option on the 2000 Toyota Avalon, ensures that only the owner's key is used to start the
vehicle. If an incorrect key or starting method is used, Visteon's "immobilizer"
communicates with the engine control system and shuts down all the engine operating
systems, making the vehicle inoperable. Two owner keys are originally programmed into the
system, and additional keys can be added.
"Visteon has the technical expertise to offer automotive manufacturers integrated,
high quality, cost competitive safety solutions designed to meet increased consumer
demands," said Roseann Stevens, vice president of global accounts, Visteon.
"This partnership with Toyota is an example of what we have to offer customers --
innovative technology and superior global service."
Delivering the anti-theft system to Toyota was a Visteon global team effort. Visteon
teams in Japan, Germany and several North American locations worked with their local
Toyota customers to manufacture and provide the system, ensuring that all product
requirements and specifications were met flawlessly and on time.
"Visteon is committed to our partnership with Toyota in developing new security
and other vehicle systems for applications spanning the globe," added Stevens.
(April 25, 2000)