Visteon and GAC Engineering to co-develop digital cockpit for autonomous vehicles

Visteon Corporation has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. Automotive Engineering Institute (GAC Engineering) to develop and deploy autonomous driving and other cockpit electronics solutions.

Under the agreement, both companies will collaborate on the development of autonomous driving solutions using Visteon’s DriveCore™ technology platform introduced at CES® 2018 on a vehicle program that is planned to be launched in 2020. In addition, both companies will explore potential commercial engagements in instrument clusters, displays, augmented reality head-up displays and domain controllers using Visteon’s SmartCore™ technology. Sachin Lawande, president and CEO of Visteon, and Wang Qiujing, president of GAC Engineering, signed the agreement at Visteon’s exhibit at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Initial engagement will focus on development of Level 3 and higher autonomous driving solutions and cockpit domain controller systems using Visteon’s industry-leading DriveCore and SmartCore technology platforms. The cooperative agreement with GAC furthers Visteon’s efforts to develop technology solutions addressing industry trends such as digitization of the cockpit, consolidation of cockpit electronics components, and the transition to autonomous vehicles.

Source: Visteon