Visteon's SmartCore cockpit domain controller to go on Geely's new EV platform

Visteon’s SmartCore system will integrate with Geely’s GKUI intelligent ecosystem service solution for advanced cloud-based infotainment capabilities.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 26 Apr 2018 Views icon19498 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Leading automotive cockpit manufacturer Visteon Corporation has announced that it will provide a SmartCore-based integrated cockpit domain controller to Geely Auto for its new electric vehicle platform.

Visteon's SmartCore system will integrate with Geely’s GKUI intelligent ecosystem service solution for advanced cloud-based infotainment capabilities in addition to the instrument cluster and head-up display features. The SmartCore-based cockpit controller is the first integrated domain controller solution that Geely has adopted for its vehicles. 


SmartCore Cockpit Domain Controller

SmartCore, which the US-based company claims, is the industry’s first cockpit domain controller technology platform, was launched earlier this year with a global automaker based in Europe and will be featured on several additional vehicle programs that will be introduced over the next several years.

SmartCore offers an integrated cockpit computer solution that integrates instrument cluster, infotainment and other emerging technologies for the cockpit on a single system-on-chip (SOC). The company claims that it offers a cost-effective, space-saving cockpit electronics solution that is fully scalable and can be updated over-the-air, thus laying the foundation for the evolution of autonomous driving through its innovative human-machine interaction (HMI).


SmartCore cockpit domain controller box

“We are very pleased to partner with Geely, which is one of the leading vehicle manufacturers in China, to drive innovation in the vehicle cockpit,” said Sachin Lawande, Visteon president and CEO. “Visteon’s technology leadership in cockpit electronics, combined with Geely’s technology and market leadership in China, will bring exciting user experience innovations to Geely’s customers.”

Geely incorporates smart production techniques
Geely’s new pure-electric modular vehicle platform is a part of its new energy strategy, which includes the introduction of various levels of products, across several vehicle types and its two brands – Geely and Lynk & Co.

With the data of this new platform being free and open, Geely claims that the investment in R&D would be reduced, thus saving on procurement cost and shortening the cycle times. It also guarantees that the drivers and passengers of their pure electric vehicles will benefit from an enhanced instrument cluster, GKUI intelligent travel ecosystem and infotainment experience, boosted by a single seamless human-machine interface, offering access to multiple levels of information.

Visteon strengthens its relation with China
Visteon says it has had a presence in China for nearly 25 years, and today China is the company’s fastest-growing market. Visteon serves the China market through joint ventures with SAIC-Yanfeng, Dongfeng and FAW, with a total of 10 manufacturing facilities, four technology centres and one customer service centre. It is showcasing its innovative cockpit electronics solutions, including connected car solutions, at the 2018 Beijing International Auto Show, which opened on April 25, 2018.

Also read: Evolving the digital cockpit on the path to autonomous driving 


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