Visteon says it has secured a second customer vehicle programme for its cockpit domain controller technology, SmartCore.
The component producer maintains it is the only supplier offering an automotive-grade, integrated domain controller approach, which can independently operate the infotainment system, instrument cluster and potentially other features on one System on Chip (SoC).
Visteon is scheduled to launch the first SmartCore-based solution in 2018, for an unnamed European vehicle manufacturer. The second SmartCore business win, also with a European automaker, offers instrument cluster and infotainment features and expands the platform to high-end applications with industry-first 3-D display and reality head-up display capabilities.
"This business win further validates SmartCore as a viable solution to manage the increasing cost and complexity of in-vehicle electronics," said Visteon president and CEO, Sachin Lawnde.
"Visteon is well-positioned to lead the consolidation of electronic control units in the cockpit space and we are in active dialogue with several automakers to adopt this technology into their vehicles."
The SmartCore architecture is fully scalable and cyber-secured through virtualisation of the different cores and controlled firewalls. This enables independent functional domains with different levels of ASIL requirements – initially driver information and infotainment – while future domains can be added to operate separately and securely.
"For the automaker, SmartCore offers a cost-effective, space-saving cockpit electronics solution that is fully scalable and can be updated over-the-air," added Lawande. "Drivers and passengers will benefit from an enhanced instrument cluster and infotainment experience, boosted by a single human machine interface, offering access to multiple levels of information."
SmartCore is designed to integrate infotainment, instrument clusters, information displays, head-up displays, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connectivity.