Visteon Corporation has been awarded the first production program for its Fusion connected platform by a leading European-based vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle line is expected to launch in 2018. Fusion “fuses” traditional driver information, infotainment and Cloud connectivity into one connected platform, offering drivers and passengers a seamless human machine interaction (HMI) experience. This product takes multiple, independent graphics streams and composites them to provide the appropriate level of information to the driver and passenger.
Visteon’s first-to-market platform allows multiple systems to run side-by-side in a virtual environment on a scalable hardware solution that is capable of incorporating multiple operating systems and extended graphics. Fusion:
Integrates multiple systems (e.g. HUD, TCU, infotainment) into one system, reducing complexity
Offers “Tablet Quality” graphics
Using a single next generation chip (Visteon design collaboration), can incorporate 16 unique processors
Enables Visteon to run multiple operating systems in the same box (QNX, Linux, Android, HTML5, etc.)
Provides the ability to update, maintain, enhance, download and control the system by the cloud
Prepares the vehicle infrastructure for assisted / autonomous driving
For the driver, Fusion combines multiple levels of information into one system for the first time, including vehicle-related and safety-critical information such as speed or warning signals, as well as personal information from the Cloud.
The Fusion connected platform was presented with the first-prize innovation award at a European automotive suppliers gala ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, on 7 October. The program was organized by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the German trade publication Automobil Produktion and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), the German automotive industry organization.