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Global automotive supplier will demonstrate automotive-first Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updates using LTE multicast technology

Leading automotive electronics supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) will showcase how mobility and connected technologies and services can improve a vehicle’s lifetime value while enhancing the ownership and driving experience at the 2015 Mobile World Congress from March 2-5.


Exhibiting in Hall 6, stand 6D70, Visteon will show live demonstrations of Cloud-based, connected technologies which, through 4G LTE over-the-air connections, provide new features and services to keep vehicles up-to-date with next generation technology and services.


“Technology will define how mobility, the Internet of Things and the auto industry work together to build the cars and transportation systems of the future,” said Christian Feltgen, vice president, Visteon electronics technology office. “As one of the leading technology companies in automotive, Visteon is designing connectivity into all our products by using Cloud-based technologies and over-the-air connections to transform driving into a truly connected experience.”


Through a range of interactive displays, Visteon will demonstrate


   — LTE Multicast, an automotive industry-first using Visteon’s Connected

       Vehicle Hub and Verizon LTE Multicast technology to enable automakers

       and dealers to broadcast software updates to an entire fleet,

       manufacturing plant or region. LTE Multicast demonstrations will also

       take place at Verizon’s stand in Hall 8, stand 8.0D10


   — Wireless Gateway, Visteon’s next-generation connectivity module, manages

       a complex wireless environment inside and outside the vehicle, while

       maintaining seamless connectivity and a high level of security. Software

       updates, detailed diagnostics and vehicle network monitoring are



   — SmartCore(TM) is a first-to-market connected domain controller,

       integrating driver information, infotainment and connectivity through

       one seamless human-machine interaction (HMI). Multiple domains can run

       side-by-side on scalable hardware through different operating systems,

       greatly reducing complexity.


Visteon’s Martin Green, connected technology planning manager, will present an introduction to the UK Connected Corridor collaboration supported by the National Highways Agency and the UK Automotive Electronics System Innovation Network (AESIN). The presentation will be part of the “Connected Car – a Reality” session taking place at 10 a.m. March 5 at the UK Department of Trade and Industry, Hall 7, stand C40. A blog post from Green, titled Technology at Mobile World Congress will Energize the Next-Generation Connected Car, can be read at


The Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the mobile industry, with representation from mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, content owners and automotive companies.


Videos of LTE Multicast and SmartCore are available on


About Visteon

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 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


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