Intelligent Cockpit Solution Developed by Visteon, ECARX and Qualcomm Debuts in Geely Auto’s Flagship SUV
June 22, 2021 at 09:05 AM EDT
SHANGHAI, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), ECARX and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced 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 3rd 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. Collaboration by the three companies created an innovative technology solution that enables global automakers to deliver a more connected, enjoyable and safer driving experience, explained Sachin Lawande, president and CEO of Visteon.
“Visteon’s work with ECARX and Qualcomm Technologies brings a personalized digital experience to the automotive industry,” Lawande added. “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 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, Visteon’s SmartCore™ supports various in-vehicle human machine interface (HMI) functions to provide drivers and passengers a variety of personalized 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.
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-generation SmartCore™ cockpit domain controller. The vehicle’s cockpit offers a full range of features for drivers and passengers, including:
“With its advanced intelligent cockpit, open connected ecosystem and market-leading user base, ECARX is rapidly becoming one of the world’s leading automotive intelligence technology companies,” said Ziyu Shen, CEO of ECARX. “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.”
Visteon and Qualcomm Technologies have worked together since 2018, developing next-generation intelligent cockpit solutions for ECARX. The combination of Visteon’s SmartCore™ domain controller and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms provides ECARX enhanced and advanced technical capabilities to create rich, premium in-vehicle experiences.
“Building on expertise in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years, the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms bring more possibilities to digital cockpits in today’s connected vehicles,” adds Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and general manager, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies. “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.”
In an era when technology is evolving rapidly, intelligently connected vehicles have become a strategic high ground for the automotive industry.
“Visteon’s SmartCore™ solution uses advanced silicon and software technologies to enable automakers to offer advanced user experiences in the cockpit,” Lawande said. “With SmartCore™ as an intelligent cockpit solution in mass production, Visteon is reinforcing its leadership in intelligent, connected and electrified solutions for China’s automotive industry.”
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