Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), Ekatong Technology and Qualcomm Technologies announced today that Geely has adopted the smart cockpit solution jointly developed by Visteon, Ekatong Technology and Qualcomm Technologies. Geely’s new SUV Xingyue L uses a new smart cockpit solution equipped with the third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon? The Visteon SmartCore® cockpit domain controller of the automotive digital cockpit platform and the smart cockpit system of Ekatong Technology have set a new benchmark for smart cockpit solutions.
Sachin Lawande, President and CEO of Visteon, said: “The cooperation between Visteon and Ekatong Technology and Qualcomm Technologies will provide the automotive industry with a new, more connected, enjoyable and safer driving experience. The technical teams of each company have achieved this. Rapid development, rapid design and rapid integration, and are committed to providing high-quality cockpit experience technology and innovation for the global automotive industry.”
Geely’s new SUV Xingyue L, which uses Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller, made its debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. This is the first time the domain controller has been installed on a mass-produced model. Through the third-generation Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform, the smart cockpit solution can provide support for a variety of human-computer interaction functions in the car and provide consumers with differentiated services; at the same time, with the Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform, the smart cockpit solution The system can provide new services or add new functions for vehicles after offline through OTA without changing the car hardware, further extending the life cycle of the platform.
Since 2018, Qualcomm Technologies has cooperated with Visteon to develop next-generation solutions for Ekatong Technology. The combination of the powerful performance of the third-generation Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform and Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller provides Ekatong Technology with enhanced leading technical strength, thereby bringing a rich and top-level in-vehicle experience.
The cooperation between Visteon and Qualcomm Technologies and Ekatong Technology has improved Visteon’s software and hardware integration capabilities based on the cockpit platform, and has also provided a solid background technology foundation for an efficient and smooth smart cockpit user experience. The new smart cockpit has a variety of human-computer interaction modes, including:
AI-based voice assistant
Top intelligent central control panel
Provide passengers with a wealth of vehicle and entertainment information
“With advanced smart cockpit system, open intelligent networked ecology and leading user scale, Ekatong Technology is rapidly moving towards the world’s leading automotive intelligent technology company.” Yikatong Technology CEO Shen Ziyu said: “Visteon and Qualcomm The technology company is the ideal partner for Yikatong Technology to achieve this goal. Relying on Visteon’s leading hardware integration capabilities, software engineering capabilities and stable and reliable performance of the cockpit domain controller, as well as the third-generation Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform. With its powerful computing capabilities, Yikatong Technology will be able to provide users with a richer variety of interaction methods and a more immersive Internet experience.”
Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and general manager of automotive business of Qualcomm Technologies, said: “Based on the accumulation of nearly 20 years in the automotive field, the powerful heterogeneous computing and AI functions of the third-generation Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform are the best for today’s connected cars. Digital cockpit brings more possibilities. Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased to work with Visteon and Ekatong Technology to jointly support the leading in-vehicle experience of Geely’s new models through digital cockpit technology, and further promote the transformation of driving experience.”
Sachin Lawande, President and CEO of Visteon, said: “Visteon’s SmartCore uses advanced chip and software technology to help automakers provide users with advanced cockpit experiences. With the mass production of SmartCore as a smart cockpit solution, Visteon is strengthening its presence. Leading position in the intelligence, connectivity and electrification of China’s auto industry.”
Visteon is a technology leader in the field of automotive electronics, committed to creating a more enjoyable, connected and safe driving experience. Our platform utilizes mature and scalable hardware and software solutions to help global automotive customers achieve digitalization, electrification and automation. Visteon’s products include digital dashboards, Displays, Android-based infotainment systems, domain controllers, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and battery management systems. The company is headquartered in Van Buren, Michigan, and has approximately 10,000 employees in more than 40 factories in 18 countries. Visteon’s sales in 2020 are 2.5 billion U.S. dollars and it has received 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in new business orders.
Ekatong Technology is an automotive intelligent technology company established in 2016, co-founded by well-known Chinese automotive entrepreneurs Mr. Li Shufu and Mr. Shen Ziyu. The company has more than 1,900 employees and has established branches and R&D centers in Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Dalian and Gothenburg, Sweden. Ekatong Technology not only focuses on core technology products such as in-vehicle chips, smart cockpits, smart driving, high-precision maps, big data, and Internet of Vehicles cloud platforms, but also continues to build an industry-leading open platform for intelligent networked ecology, empowering car companies to create more Smart and safe travel experience. At present, the intelligent network connection system of Yikatong Technology has millions of users worldwide. Yikatong Technology has also received strategic investments from Baidu, Heiner Asia Venture Capital Fund, China State-owned Capital Venture Capital Fund, and Yangtze River Drive Network Industry Fund in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
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