Visteon Expands Engineering Test Center in Brazil
Visteonâ€™s test center in Brazil is one of the most advanced technical centers in Latin America.
The Visteon Tech Center will perform thermal cycle tests on internal and external components for vehicles. The center is situated at the companyâ€™s Arbor manufacturing facility in Guarulhos (SP).
The company's engineering team has developed six new solar panels, in order to expand its testing capabilities. The expansion enables vehicle manufacturers to perform thermal tests locally, reducing the cost and time of performing certain tests outside of Brazil.
According to Jancso, the new test center enables fast and cost-efficient testings that reduces the required time from months to few weeks.
The technical center also features a laboratory with an engine dynamometer, capable of testing performance (torque/power), fuel economy, mapping of the injection/ignition system, and several other facets of engine operation, which can be performed at different air temperatures, pressures and humidity levels.
Andreas Jancso, director of climate group at Visteon for South America, said: â€œThe thermal chamber simulates extreme climate and environmental conditions, and has been equipped with six new solar panels, broadening the spectrum of tests that can be performed.
â€œThe Tech Center adds value to our business by helping us offer complete solutions to the automotive industry through the knowledge and experience we gain through these broad testing services.â€
In January 2011, Visteon has developed a range of electronics products, services and applications designed specifically for the automotive market from a driver-centric perspective, to provide smart connectivity solutions in vehicles while addressing the growing need to minimize driver distraction.
With its corporate offices in Michigan (US), Shanghai, China and, Chelmsford, UK, automotive supplier Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers.
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