A new connected cockpit concept for vehicles developed by Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), designed to securely connect all aspects of the car to the driver and Cloud computing, will be featured during Electronica 2014 in Munich, Nov. 11-14, at the Visteon booth (343 in Hall A6).
The number of consumers wirelessly connecting their vehicles to mobile devices and Cloud services is increasing daily, resulting in the need for improved data security. The OASIS (Optimized. Adaptable. Secure. Intelligent. Seamless) cockpit is designed to flawlessly integrate the driver's custom profile to the vehicle infotainment system in a safe and thorough way. The concept also tracks the driver's interaction with the vehicle and adapts to his or her preferences such as apps, preset controls and themes to deliver a customized driving experience.
During a recent Visteon consumer research clinic, more than 80 percent of the participants indicated a willingness to pay a premium to have an updatable, secure, Cloud-connected infotainment system in their next vehicle. OASIS meets this need using a secure data pipe that automatically switches connection types (modem, phone tether or Wi-Fi) to maintain uninterrupted service to the Cloud - giving users optimal performance.
"OASIS protects the vehicle inside and out," said Mark Zeinstra, global connected services at Visteon. "Visteon secures the in-vehicle network to deliver seamless connectivity through a single access point allowing firewall protection and validation of all messages."
The OASIS concept, currently being shown to global vehicle manufacturers, offers a number of benefits for vehicle users and automakers. For example, by using a Web portal, the owner can review his or her driving history and vehicle diagnostics and be alerted to potential vehicle maintenance needs. Auto manufacturers can use data analytics to determine how occupants are interacting with the vehicle controls to improve future iterations of the human-machine interaction (HMI).
"The Smart Data feature receives keen interest from customers," noted Zeinstra. "They immediately begin brainstorming its potential as they consider the various ways this information can be used."
A video of the OASIS cockpit concept is available on www.youtube.com/visteon
A high-resolution image and a video are available at www.visteon.com/media/multimedia.
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.