Visteon Corporation has showcased its technology demonstration vehicle, the “C-Beyond,” for vehicle manufacturers and media in India. The vehicle features more than 40 innovative technologies in climate systems, infotainment and connectivity, and interior and exterior lighting.
Demonstrating Visteon’s latest developments and concepts, the C-Beyond represents Visteon’s vision of how seamless connectivity and sustainable mobility may influence the way consumers use and interact with the next generation of vehicles. The vehicle is being previewed by automakers in India, demonstrating the company’s innovation process and capabilities.
“The C-Beyond vehicle provides our customers in India cutting-edge technologies that address future consumer trends and needs,” said Robert C. Pallash, Visteon Global Customer Group President. “These concepts will encourage vehicle manufacturers to ‘see beyond’ the conventional role of the vehicle to create an innovative user experience enabled by Visteon’s technology and advanced development.”
In developing the C-Beyond, Visteon incorporated insights gathered from automakers and consumers through its proprietary research methodologies.
C-Beyond is a testament to Visteon’s core strengths integrating technology, understanding the complete vehicle architecture and optimizing human-machine interaction (HMI), while showcasing the depth of its product portfolio.
The advanced technologies are all designed in user-friendly and ergonomic HMI, which enhances connectivity and also supports driver attentiveness. In addition, enhanced personalization and individual comfort features for all occupants promote new ways of enjoying and connecting to the vehicle.
The technologies demonstrated in the C-Beyond are at different stages of development, ranging from concepts to commercialization-ready. They include:
• Advanced connectivity - The C-Beyond evolves traditional cockpit electronics from a driver information function to “driver coaching,” and uses connectivity features for remote or on-board configuration, advanced navigation with pre-journey planning, and real-time traffic updates. Also featured is Visteon’s infotainment and Internet platform, a scalable solution with audio, consumer device connectivity, media manager, navigation, rear seat infotainment and voice control.
• Personal comfort features - The C-Beyond introduces Visteon's vertical air flow concept that creates four discrete, vertical air flow zones. The roof-mounted registers force air flow from top to bottom within the occupants’ personal zone for fully customized comfort and temperature control, compared with traditional front-to-rear cabin air flow. Visteon’s adaptive climate controls automatically adapt to the number and location of occupants, and help save energy by deactivating in unoccupied zones. Vertical air flow eliminates traditional instrument panel registers, thus freeing significant packaging space in the cockpit area to allow for additional styling options. The concept is suitable for both electric and conventional vehicles and does not require architectural changes to the HVAC module.
•Interior ambience - The C-Beyond exhibits a high level of perceived quality with simple forms and a visibly lighter instrument panel architecture. By redistributing traditional interior elements - including dedicated controls, storage, comfort and air distribution features - these concepts allow passengers to create their own personal zones. Ample use of ambient lighting creates a comfortable space for all occupants.
• Exterior and lighting features - The C-Beyond is equipped with Visteon’s proprietary high-intensity headlamp LED projector module that provides all main beam patterns. Visteon's camera-driven, adaptive high beam system switches automatically between high and low beams according to the flow of passing and oncoming traffic. In addition, the system offers a glare-free mode that enables the lamps to continuously operate in high-beam mode with programmable shutters that reduce the light pattern for oncoming vehicles.
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