Visteon, ECARX and Qualcomm intelligent cockpit solution debuts in Geely’s flagship SUV

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Jun 2021


Visteon, ECARX and Qualcomm Technologies have today announced that Geely Auto’s new Xingyue L flagship SUV will be the first production vehicle to use their co-developed intelligent cockpit solution.

Integrating Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller with the third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms into ECARX’s intelligent cockpit system has established a new benchmark for integrated cockpit solutions in the automotive industry. According to Sachin Lawande, president and CEO of Visteon, “Visteon’s work with ECARX and Qualcomm Technologies brings a personalised digital experience to the automotive industry. Each company’s technical teams have shown their skills in development, design and integration, and that they are capable of delivering a modern digital cockpit experience for the global auto industry.

Using Qualcomm’s platforms, Visteon’s SmartCore supports various in-vehicle human machine interface (HMI) functions to provide drivers and passengers a variety of personalised information and services. The intelligent cockpit system can also deliver feature upgrades wirelessly over-the-air, eliminating the need to replace hardware to further extend the platform’s lifecycle.

“Visteon and Qualcomm Technologies have been ideal to work with to achieve this goal. Based on Visteon’s advanced hardware integration capabilities, software engineering strength, and the stable and reliable performance of its SmartCore cockpit domain controller, in combination with the powerful computing capabilities of 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, ECARX can drive more immersive connected automotive experiences,” said Ziyu Shen, CEO of ECARX.

Geely’s Xingyue L SUV debuted at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and is the first production vehicle to feature the intelligent cockpit system powered by Visteon’s third-gen SmartCore cockpit domain controller. The vehicle’s cockpit offers a full range of features for drivers and passengers, including:

AI-based voice assistance, a premium intelligent centre-control monitor and immersive driving information and entertainment options for passengers.

“Building on expertise in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years, the third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms bring more possibilities to digital cockpits in today’s connected vehicles. We’re excited to work with Visteon and ECARX to jointly support leading in-vehicle experiences in Geely’s new vehicles with digital cockpit technologies that advance and improve the driving experience,” said Nakul Duggal, SVP and general manager, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies