During the 2014 International CES® Jan. 7-10, Visteon Corporation will showcase several technologies that support the blended ecosystem of consumer and automotive electronics. By employing an open architecture strategy, Visteon is effectively participating in this evolving market through its ability to quickly modify existing platforms.
Visteon's advocacy for open architectures goes beyond technology demonstrations as it is actively involved in industry groups including GENIVI® -- an alliance committed to driving the adoption of an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform; Car 2 Car Communication Consortium – which promotes worldwide harmonization of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications; and the Wireless Power Consortium – whose mission is to establish a global standard for wirelessly charging electronic products.
"Visteon is engaged in several organizations that accelerate an open architecture strategy," said Martin T. Thall, president, Visteon Electronics. "Not only do we contribute to the latest industry advancements, but we've also actively formed productive affiliations with other business leaders to deliver greater value to our customers."
Strategic collaborations are becoming essential as the ecosystem of consumer and automotive electronics merge. Visteon recently established working relationships with other industry experts that utilize an open strategy:
- OpenSynergy: A specialist in embedded automotive systems – OpenSynergy has developed COQOS, a standards-based solution that integrates open architecture software. This virtualization technology has been embedded into Visteon's OpenAir™ connected services demonstrator to provide consumers with mobile device features they've come to expect in their vehicles.
- Rightware: Visteon has teamed with this leader in embedded user interface software and benchmarking tools to deliver outstanding graphics and user-friendly human-machine interaction solutions. Visteon's LightScape™ performance instrument cluster and OpenAir™ infotainment product were developed using Rightware's Kanzi UI solution®.
Visteon Electronics, a division of Visteon Corporation, is a leading supplier of automotive cockpit electronics that delivers innovative in-vehicle user experiences through solutions in user interfaces, connectivity and open architectures. Supported by a global network of 16 manufacturing facilities, four technical centers and 11 customer centers, Visteon Electronics employs approximately 5,000 people in its consolidated operations.
Visteon is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide through businesses including Visteon Electronics, Visteon Interiors and Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. Visteon's family of businesses generated $13.8 billion in sales in 2012. Visteon employs about 22,000 people in its consolidated operations in 29 countries, and has corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK. Learn more at www.visteon.com.