VISTEON SHOWCASES SMART, LEARNING DIGITAL COCKPIT OF THE FUTURE
Next-generation cockpits will feature integrated domain controllers, large free-form displays, and AI-enabled voice assistants and driver monitoring
LAS VEGAS – Visteon Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive cockpit solutions, will offer a glimpse into the smart, learning digital cockpit of the future at CES 2019.
Visteon will showcase advanced technologies that will power the in-vehicle user experience of the automotive cockpit in the emerging era of more automated driving. Visteon’s integrated solutions are aimed at improving safety on the road while enabling seamless access to information – from personal devices, the vehicle and the cloud – using the latest innovations in technology.
Key highlights of this new cockpit electronics architecture include:
> A high-powered cockpit domain controller that integrates the instrument cluster, infotainment and other cockpit functions into a single ECU with advanced graphics, over-the-air software updates, and state-of-the-art cybersecurity
> Large high-resolution displays that are curved and non-rectangular to deliver an enhanced viewing experience without limiting interior panel design
> A scalable autonomous domain controller for Level 2 and higher automated driving that is integrated with the cockpit domain controller for seamless interaction with the driver.
> A machine learning-based voice recognition and text-to-speech solution for a natural language, conversational smart assistant
> In-cabin driver and other occupant detection and identification technology, also based on machine learning for improved safety functionality
High-resolution digital displays that are not just flat and rectangular are critical for the all-digital cockpits of the future. As displays get larger, the flat and rectangular-shaped display does not allow for the best viewing experience, or for the industrial design of the interior. Visteon will show an array of digital displays based on LCD and OLED technologies, including some with curved and non-rectangular shapes. The company will also demonstrate its new VX display solution that offers integrated haptic feedback, proximity sensing and knob-on-glass features.
Machine learning has emerged as a key new technology for solving problems – such as voice and image recognition – that have proven to be very difficult for conventional programming techniques. Visteon will demonstrate an in-vehicle conversational smart assistant using machine learning for voice recognition. The Visteon “say ‘n serve” smart assistant solution is designed to use natural language processing for onboard or offboard commands in cars without always needing cloud connectivity. In addition, Visteon will demonstrate a driver monitoring solution that also uses machine learning technology. The Visteon “see ‘n sense” in-cabin monitoring solution offers head-pose detection, gaze detection and identification capabilities that are key for enhanced safety.
Visteon will also showcase the industry’s first V2X module that works with either Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) or cellular networks. This gives automakers the flexibility to offer support for either wireless technology, depending on the needs of the market.
VISTEON SHOWCASES NEXT-GENERATION COCKPIT ELECTRONICS FEATURING LATEST AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS FROM QUALCOMM AT CES 2019
Visteon Corporation is showcasing a variety of new cockpit electronics platforms featuring the latest automotive solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas.
Visteon is presenting next-generation Android infotainment systems and SmartCore™ cockpit domain controllers featuring third-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platforms. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit platforms are products of Qualcomm Technologies and are engineered with immersive graphics, multimedia, computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, as well as featuring heterogeneous computing capabilities. Visteon’s SmartCore™, the first cockpit domain controller to appear in a production vehicle, can independently operate several cockpit domains on one system-on-chip (SoC) through a single driver interface.
As the automotive industry’s first announced scalable AI-based platform, the Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are designed to support higher levels of computing and intelligence needed for advanced capabilities featured in next-generation vehicles, including highly intuitive AI experiences for in-car virtual assistance, natural interactions between the vehicle and driver, and contextual safety use cases. New Visteon platforms featuring the Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are expected to launch with multiple automakers in the 2020-21 model year timeframe.
Visteon will also be working with Qualcomm Technologies to feature the next-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms in Visteon’s DriveCore™ platform – an open autonomous driving platform consisting of the hardware, middleware and frameworks to develop machine learning algorithms for object classification, detection, path planning and execution.