CES PREVIEW: Visteon to show new connected car technology
Visteon Corporation will show a range of new connected vehicle technologies and services at the 2015 International CES, in Las Vegas from 6 to 9 January, 2015.
The supplier will demonstrate cloud-based, connected technologies which, through live 4GLTE over the air connections, provide new features and services claimed to enhance the driving experience and the residual value of the vehicle over its lifetime. It also will showcase its advanced developments for autonomous driving through fully immersive simulators.
"As we transition into the era of the connected car, CES has become a significant automotive technology showcase and our biggest customer event of the year," said Visteon president and CEO Tim Leuliette. "We will showcase current, near-term, and advanced technologies that will extend the relevance of the car's electronics for both automakers and consumers."
Launches at CES include:
- Connected vehicle gallery which demonstrates how connectivity can create value for automakers, dealers and owners by keeping the vehicle up to date - minimising warranty and service costs, ensuring data security and offering new services. Several methods of over-the-air software upgrades will be demonstrated on various vehicles.
- Improved passenger experience: SmartCore is a claimed industry first - integrating traditional driver information, infotainment and connectivity through one seamless human machine interaction (HMI). Multiple domains can be run side by side on scalable hardware through different operating systems, greatly reducing complexity.
- Staying Current: The Semper Novus (Latin for 'always new') cockpit concept demonstrates unique and easy ways for owners to update their vehicles through hardware updates and software downloads. The concept gives automakers the opportunity to keep the vehicle perpetually current and introduce new services so owners can enjoy an 'always new' experience.
- Driverless roads: Autonomous driving experience simulators, based on Visteon's proprietary consumer research on HMI preferences, represent a vision of the evolution of autonomous driving. The fully immersive simulators bring to life futuristic driving scenarios and use cases.
A record 11 automotive manufacturers will exhibit at the 2015 CES. Automotive exhibits will cover more than 165,000 sq ft of exhibit space, up 17% from the 2014 show.