Visteon Corporation and Autonet Mobile, Inc., an Internet-based telematics and apps service provider, have entered into an exclusive agreement for Visteon to integrate Autonet’s telematics technology into Visteon’s next-generation products for global vehicle manufacturers.
Visteon and Autonet Mobile will provide vehicle manufacturers a complete end-to-end software and app platform, designed to integrate with vehicle electrical architectures and networks, to enable new vehicle features. The solution incorporates a telematics control unit (TCU), OS software, apps and technical support.
Autonet Mobile’s solution enables the vehicle to connect to mobile devices, machine-to-machine (M2M), vehicle-to-anything (V2X) and the Internet of Things. Autonet Mobile apps like parental controls, fleet management and remote vehicle commands support categories such as usage base insurance, parking and toll, and more. Under the agreement, Visteon will lead design and integration efforts with global vehicle manufacturers and Autonet Mobile will provide software, Internet Protocol (IP) and network operation services.
Autonet Mobile’s IP-based TCU is designed to connect cars in motion with reliable content delivery and app services. Visteon and Autonet Mobile’s telematics solutions will enable vehicle manufacturers to connect cars to high-speed mobile networks and deliver pervasive Cloud computing, mobile apps and fleet telematics, while being fully compatible with essential vehicle functions and external devices.
Autonet Mobile’s current customers include Fiat-Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM Trucks, Mercedes Benz, Maserati, Subaru and General Motors. Visteon expects to begin manufacturing for various vehicle manufacturers in the second half of 2014.