CES - Las Vegas -- Premiering a range of highly interactive displays, in-vehicle demonstrations and autonomous driving simulators, Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) will highlight how software, services and connectivity can improve a vehicle's lifetime value – while enhancing the ownership and driving experience – at the 2015 International CES from Jan. 6-9.
"As one of the leading cockpit electronics suppliers, we are now turning our focus to designing connectivity into our all our products utilizing Cloud-based technology and over-the-air connections – creating a truly connected driving experience," said Martin T. Thall, executive vice president and president, electronics, Visteon. "Whether on the open road, in a garage or at a body and assembly plant, Visteon has service offerings to unlock the value of connectivity."
Visteon's booth will be located in Central Plaza #20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the company will debut more than 60 new displays featuring customer- awarded and production-ready technologies, as well as innovation concepts.
Presented for the first time at CES, Visteon's suite of connected vehicles will demonstrate several secure over-the-air software upgrades delivered from Visteon's connected vehicle hub using various wireless communication methods. Each vehicle demonstrates unique benefits for vehicle owners and automakers.
Autonomous driving simulators, based on Visteon's proprietary consumer research on human machine interaction (HMI) preferences, represent a vision of the evolution of autonomous driving. The fully immersive simulators bring to life future driving scenarios and use cases.
Also launching at CES, Visteon's latest cockpit concept, Semper Novus (Latin for always new) explores continuous upgrades of in-car electronics to future-proof the driving experience by keeping pace with the evolution of mobile devices. The concept gives automakers the opportunity to keep the vehicle perpetually current and introduce new services so consumers can enjoy an "always fresh" experience.
"Now in our 16th year at CES, Visteon is one of the original automotive companies contributing to CES becoming a leading showcase for automotive innovation," said Tim Leuliette, Visteon president and CEO. "As one of the only electronics suppliers with an automotive original equipment manufacturer heritage, Visteon has extensive experience building consumer electronics solutions based on full vehicle system knowledge, unlike many of our competitors in the connected car space."
Speaking on the subject of "Protecting Connected Vehicles within the Internet of Things," Visteon's Mark Zeinstra, director of connected services, will also join SAE International's 10th consecutive technical panel at the CES, along with a special panel presented by the GENIVI Alliance. The event takes place on Jan. 8, in Room N256 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Visteon Corporation is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products for nearly every vehicle manufacturer worldwide. Visteon delivers value for its customers and shareholders through two technology-focused core businesses: vehicle cockpit electronics and thermal energy management. Visteon owns 70 percent of Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., one of only two global full-line automotive thermal management suppliers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has approximately 26,000 employees at facilities in 29 countries. Visteon had sales of $7.4 billion in 2013. Learn more at www.visteon.com.