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Advanced In-Vehicle Connectivity Solutions by Visteon


Visteon Corporation will showcase its latest in-vehicle connectivity solutions and discuss the auto-mobility revolution June 4-5 at Telematics Detroit 2014 in Novi, Michigan. Global Director of Innovation and Design Tim Yerdon will join executives from Ford, General Motors, Kia and Panasonic Automotive on this year’s Telematics Detroit Super Panel.

A highlight of Visteon’s display is a demonstration vehicle equipped with a 4G LTE Telematics System with Wi-Fi® Hotspot. This global product reduces manufacturing complexity because it is built on a single hardware architecture that supports regional requirements through unique modem implementations. Developed in partnership with Autonet Mobile, the system incorporates not only a telematics control unit (TCU), but OS software, apps and cloud services for a complete end-to-end solution.

“Our panel participation and products showcased at Telematics Detroit demonstrate our commitment to advancing vehicle connectivity solutions,” said Martin T. Thall, president, Visteon Electronics. “We’re showing leading-edge solutions available today that keep vehicle owners connected to their evolving digital lifestyle.”

Visteon’s Telematics System provides infotainment services for all vehicle occupants to access local and cloud content through the Wi-Fi hotspot or 4G LTE network. Premium telematics services connect the vehicle to mobile devices and the Internet of Things to enable remote diagnostics, remote commands (vehicle start, door lock/unlock, etc.) and concierge apps (Find My Car, Parental Controls, etc.).

Also on display are Visteon’s OpenAir™ infotainment products that are based on open architecture, human-machine interaction (HMI) command and controls, and off-board wireless data connections:

  • OpenAir I1.1 platform – This GENIVI Compliant™ product uses the Linux operating system to deliver flexible in-vehicle connectivity solutions and advanced entertainment features.OpenAir I1.1
  • OpenAir I1.2 platform –  Features virtualization technology to deliver social and driving apps like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo News, Yelp, Google Maps, Best Parking and several others.
    OpenAir I1.2
Source: Visteon
Romain’s opinion:
Offering more and more connected car has a real added value for the end customer in terms of features, convenience and even safety. However, I feel that data exchanged through this media will not be protected against Virus, Spyware … as they are in a standard internet device. Do you think that car manufacturers should wait for improved protection before releasing such systems?

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