Visteon, Denso To Show Off Connected Cars At CES

VAN BUREN TWP. — The auto supplier Visteon Corp. says it’s bringing the very latest in connected car technologies to the 2015 International CES, formerly the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9. And so is the Japanese supplier Denso, which has its North American regional headquarters in Southfield.

Visteon’s display will once again be located in the outdoor CES Central Plaza, a converted parking lot just west of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall.

Highlights of Visteon technology that will debut at CES include:

* Connected Vehicle Gallery: The gallery demonstrates how connectivity can create value for automakers, dealers and consumers by keeping the vehicle up-to-date — minimizing warranty and service costs, ensuring data security and offering new services. Several methods of over-the-air software upgrades will be demonstrated on various vehicles.
* Improved Passenger Experience: The SmartCore integrated system is an industry first — integrating traditional driver information, infotainment and connectivity through one seamless human machine interaction. Multiple domains can be run side-by-side on scalable hardware through different operating systems, greatly reducing complexity.
* Staying Current: The Semper Novus: Latin for “always new,” the Semper Novus cockpit concept demonstrates unique and easy ways for consumers to update their vehicles through hardware updates and software downloads. The concept gives automakers the opportunity to keep the vehicle perpetually current and introduce new services so consumers can enjoy an “always new” experience.
* Driverless Roads: Autonomous driving experience simulators, based on Visteon’s proprietary consumer research on HMI preferences, represent a vision of the evolution of autonomous driving. The fully immersive simulators bring to life futuristic driving scenarios and use cases.

“As we transition into the era of the connected car, CES has become a significant automotive technology showcase and our biggest customer event of the year,” said Visteon President and CEO Tim Leuliette. “We will showcase current, near-term, and advanced technologies that will extend the relevance of the car’s electronics for both automakers and consumers.”

Denso, meanwhile, will take up Booth 302 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, the main automotive display area at CES.

Denso will be showing off technologies that can help people safely connect when they are in the car, along with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology, on two demonstration vehicles.

Also featured in Denso’s exhibit is a Smart City installation, a miniature diorama of an intelligent future city brought to life via looping projection-mapped animation. Denso’s other innovations include the ProFarm Agricultural System, used in greenhouses to improve growing conditions for fresh vegetables and fruit, and a Health Monitoring System, which collects medical and health-related information and checks and monitors the user’s physical condition.

Underscoring the expanding intersection between consumer technologies and the vehicle, a record 11 automotive manufacturers will exhibit at the 2015 CES. Automotive exhibits will cover more than 165,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up 17 percent from the 2014 show.

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