The company’s market expertise led to the addition of this product through Visteon’s aftermarket channel. Visteon has produced Bluetooth enabled cell phone as original equipment since 2002. This leading Tier I supplier was first to produce voice activation for various in-vehicle features like embedded cell phones, radios and climate systems in the late 1990s on luxury vehicles.
If the user wants to call someone, all he or she has to say is “name dial” and give the name of the person in their phone book. To answer a call, they simply say “hello” the radio turns down and the person’s voice comes over the radio. Like with a hand-held cell phone, the system has a liquid crystal display -- mounted on the dash -- that shows the name and number of the person calling.
“If I don’t recognize the number or don’t want to answer, I can just let the call roll over to voice mail. It’s like having a secretary on wheels,” he says. “Can’t beat that.”
Visteon’s Hands-Free Phone Kit can be installed in any vehicle for between $275 and $300 but only works with Bluetooth enabled phones. A list of compatible phones, along with more information about the system, is available at www.visteon.com.
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