Profile: Visteon Corp (VC.N)
23 Sep 2016
Visteon Corporation, incorporated on January 5, 2000, is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures products for original equipment vehicle manufacturer (OEM) across the world, including Ford, Nissan, Renault, Mazda, BMW, General Motors and Honda. The Company's segments include Electronics, which provides vehicle cockpit electronics products to customers, including audio systems, information displays, instrument clusters, head up displays, infotainment systems and telematics solutions, and Other, which includes entities located in Europe. Other also includes entities in South America and South Africa. The Company designs and manufacturers vehicle cockpit electronics components, modules and systems.
The Company offers a range of audio products, including audio head units, amplifiers and analog and digital radios, which deliver consumer device connectivity. Visteon's OpenAir brand of premium connected audio products is based on open architecture, human machine interaction (HMI) command and control, and wireless communication. These products are designed to allow vehicle occupants to connect their mobile devices to the built-in display to access phone functions, listen to music, stream media and enable CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu Carlife.
The Company offers a range of information displays incorporating a sleek profile, craftsmanship and touch sensors, designed to deliver high performance for the automotive market. These displays can integrate a range of user interface technologies and graphics management capabilities, such as dual view and dual organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.
The Company offers a full line of instrument clusters, from standard analog gauge clusters to high-resolution, fully configurable, display-based devices. These support all vehicle segments, including motorcycles. These clusters can use a range of display technologies, graphic capabilities and decorative elements, including OLED, free-form and curved displays. Premium clusters, marketed under the brand LightScape, supports complex three dimensional (3-D) graphics and video features, such as driver awareness and camera inputs.
The Company provides a complete line of head-up displays (HUD) that present critical information to the driver in a convenient location and at a comfortable focal distance. Combiner HUD projects a virtual image in front of the driver using a compact, transparent screen mounted on top of the instrument panel. Windshield HUD projects the image directly on the vehicle windscreen.
The Company offers a range of infotainment products, based on Open Software Standards technology. These systems are designed to provide embedded content, a driver-centric user interface and cyber security. Various features and content are provided by secure over-the-air software upgrades. Built on a scalable platform, Visteon's OpenAir premium infotainment system provides extensible human-machine interface (HMI) using an intelligent application interface and advanced mobile device connectivity, along with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and driver monitoring integration.
The Company provides a telematics control unit to enable secure connected car services, software updates and data. The Company's telematics solution uses a single hardware and flexible software architecture to support regional telematics service providers and mobile networks. The Company's wireless gateway platform is designed to meet connectivity requirements, including fourth generation (4G), V2X, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and next-generation mobile standards, such as fifth generation (5G).
The Company offers a security-focused approach to cockpit module consolidation that addresses the complexity of cockpit electronics. SmartCore combines previously separate modules, such as instrument cluster, infotainment, head-up display and advanced driver assistance solution domains on a single-module multi domain controller.
The Company competes with Alpine Electronics, Continental AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, Denso Corporation, Harman International, Nippon Seiki, Panasonic Corporation, Pioneer Corporation and Robert Bosch GmbH.
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