-- Industry-first technology also claims first-prize innovation award from European industry organizations CLEPA and VDA
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Michigan, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has been awarded the first production program for its Fusion connected platform by a leading European-based vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle line is expected to launch in 2018.
Fusion is a highly innovative solution "fusing" traditional driver information, infotainment and Cloud connectivity into one connected platform, offering drivers and passengers a seamless human machine interaction (HMI) experience. Visteon's first-to-market platform allows multiple systems to run side-by-side in a virtual environment on a scalable hardware solution that is capable of incorporating multiple operating systems and extended graphics.
"Fusion offers vehicle manufacturers more modular integration opportunities on one single user interface, making it simpler to update certain aspects of the system without affecting the entire platform," said Bob Vallance, vice president, global customer groups, Visteon. "Benefiting from Cloud connectivity, the platform can also be updated over the vehicle's lifecycle – which is a significant differentiator compared with today's audio and infotainment systems."
For the driver, Fusion is a significant innovation as it combines multiple levels of information into one system for the first time, including vehicle-related and safety-critical information such as speed or warning signals, as well as personal information from the Cloud.
"The Fusion concept illustrates how we are constantly working on new ways of improving the driving experience," added Christian Feltgen, vice president, Visteon's technology office. "This milestone customer program shows how Visteon continues to introduce connected technologies that will drive the mobility of the future."
The Fusion connected platform was presented with the first-prize innovation award at a European automotive suppliers gala ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct. 7. The program was organized by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the German trade publication Automobil Produktion and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), the German automotive industry organization.
Visteon is a global automotive supplier delivering value for vehicle manufacturers and shareholders through two high-growth core businesses: automotive cockpit electronics and thermal management. Visteon owns 70 percent of Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., the world's second largest provider of vehicle thermal management solutions. Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has facilities in 31 countries and employs about 29,000 people. Visteon had sales of $7.4 billion in 2013. Learn more at www.visteon.com.
SOURCE Visteon Corporation