Visteon debuts new infotainment technology
Visteon Corp. announced that its infotainment platform is being included in Volkswagen Group’s (VW) new Nivus model for the Brazil market. With its new coupe-style SUV, the automaker is debuting the VW Play infotainment system.
Developed jointly by the two companies in Brazil, the system was created with usability in mind. The interface incorporates customizable control screens and offers a range of connectivity elements, vehicle information, and application notifications.
"Visteon's infotainment solution in the new VW Nivus represents the first instance of our integrated platform approach, delivering enhanced products to our global customer base,” said Sachin Lawande, President and CEO, Visteon."
Offering a 10.1-in in-plane switching display with 1540 x 720 screen resolution, the optically bonded touchscreen is fitted with a "split screen" feature that facilitates user personalization and possesses rear view camera capabilities. According to the company, the solution provides high-resolution video from any angle to make the in-vehicle infotainment system convenient and accessible to all vehicle occupants.
“Traditional OEM systems are very expensive to develop and are limited in their ability to offer downloadable apps and new market-driven features,” said Lawande. “This innovative infotainment system, on the other hand, offers a much broader app ecosystem and can be more easily upgraded for new capabilities, such as voice assistance.”
Initially launching in Brazil, the infotainment system will subsequently be featured in a range of models across global markets. VW's Nivus SUV will be available in Brazil this June, branching out to other South American markets by the end of the year.
For more information, visit www.visteon.com.