Connected cars and the future of driverless vehicles will be in focus at the 2014 International CES, Las Vegas.
Visteon Corporation is one of the companies that will attend and present its latest automotive cockpit electronics products and innovations, including several new concepts offering advanced connected car features and Cloud-based technology for upcoming vehicle platforms.
Presented for the first time at CES, Visteon’s HMeye cockpit concept features a unique user interface controlled by eye gaze and head direction data, coupled with image attribute tracking. Selection controls are retained on the steering wheel to improve response time while allowing the driver to focus on the road ahead.
Visteon’s Horizon Cockpit introduces a new application of emerging disruptive technologies using gesture recognition to operate various controls. An advanced camera system tracks and mirrors the driver’s gestures by mapping movement through a full kinematic spatial hand which, in turn, replicates the motion as a virtual hand on the cockpit’s display.
Also making its debut at the show, Visteon’s OASIS concept – an acronym for optimized, adaptable, secure, intelligent and seamless connectivity – protects the vehicle communication network by providing a secure method to connect the vehicle to the user and Cloud computing.
“As the ecosystem of consumer and automotive electronics merge, strategic collaborations are becoming essential to bringing innovative products to market quickly,” said Marty Thall, president, Visteon Electronics. “Visteon works closely with a wide and diverse range of technology leaders and vehicle manufacturers to deliver the next generation of connected car technologies.”
Visteon’s presence at CES extends beyond its exhibit. Tim Yerdon, global director, innovation and design, is among the “gurus of car tech” participating in the CES panel discussion, “Just around the bend: How technology will change driving,” from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at LVCC, North Hall N259. Yerdon will discuss the influence of connected car features and Cloud-based technologies on the future driving experience.
Visteon Electronics, a division of Visteon Corporation, is a leading supplier of automotive cockpit electronics that delivers innovative in-vehicle user experiences through solutions in user interfaces, connectivity and open architectures. Supported by a global network of 16 manufacturing facilities, four technical centers and 11 customer centers, Visteon Electronics employs approximately 5,000 people in its consolidated operations.
Visteon is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide through a family of businesses including Visteon Electronics, Visteon Interiors, Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. and Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd. These businesses generated $13.8 billion in sales in 2012 and employ approximately 55,000 people at facilities in 29 countries, including non-consolidated operations. Visteon has corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK. Learn more at www.visteon.com.