Issue: Nov 2012


ImmerVision Enables Allows for 360-Degree Rear View in Visteon’s Latest Concept Car



by Alan Tran

ImmerVision, the inventor of the 360-degree panomorph lens and worldwide expert in immersive optical technology, announced today that Visteon’s latest concept vehicle, the e-Bee, incorporates cutting-edge panomorph technology to eliminate rear-view blind spots. With ImmerVision Enables® onboard, the e-Bee was displayed at ELECTRONICA in Munich from November 13-16, and showcased panoramic imaging applications of the future.

“Forward-thinking car manufacturers and technology providers like Visteon will gain tremendous marketable value in using this 360-degree standard to develop unique applications.”

In 2014, the USA will be the first country to establish the obligatory integration of rear-view camera systems in every new vehicle sold in America. Offering more than a simple rear camera, the e-Bee leverages the panomorph technology to expand visibility with a 182 by 360 degree field-of-view, heighten optical performance, and support more powerful advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Wide-angle views and increased resolution offered by the 360-degree panomorph solution will be cornerstones of quality rear-view camera applications that are to follow from the newly instated law.

“Representing Visteon’s vision of automotive mobility in the year 2020, we collaborate with industry leading partners on the integration of innovative technologies, such as the panomorph lens, to enhance the driving experience of the e-Bee”, said Tim Yerdon, global director of innovation, Visteon.

“The integration of the panomorph technology in Visteon’s latest vehicle concept will completely change how drivers perceive and interact with their environment,” says Alessandro Gasparini, the ImmerVision Chief Commercial Officer. “Forward-thinking car manufacturers and technology providers like Visteon will gain tremendous marketable value in using this 360-degree standard to develop unique applications.”

To learn more about the e-Bee or for a glimpse at Visteon’s next-generation concept car, visit http://e-bee.visteon.com.

About ImmerVision

Leading innovation in 360-degree panoramic imaging, ImmerVision licenses its panomorph optical and software technology to global lens producers, product manufacturers and software developers. Panomorph lenses are the only ones that can be adapted to any camera, any sensor, and any consumer, commercial and government market. ImmerVision Enables® is the recognized standard for 360-degree solutions and applications. www.immervision.com.

About Visteon

Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronics and interior products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 28 countries and employs approximately 22,000 people. Learn more at www.visteon.com.

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