Published: October 22, 2014 | United States
Visteon Corporation has developed a new connected cockpit concept for vehicles designed to securely connect all aspects of the car to the driver and Cloud computing. The concept will be featured during Electronica 2014 in Munich, Nov. 11-14, at the Visteon booth.
The number of consumers wirelessly connecting their vehicles to mobile devices and Cloud services is increasing daily, resulting in the need for improved data security. The OASIS (Optimized. Adaptable. Secure. Intelligent. Seamless) cockpit is designed to flawlessly integrate the driver’s custom profile to the vehicle infotainment system in a safe and thorough way. The concept also tracks driver’s interaction with the vehicle and adapts to his or her preferences such as apps, preset controls and themes to deliver a customized driving experience.
During a recent Visteon consumer research clinic, more than 80 percent of the participants indicated a willingness to pay a premium to have an updatable, secure, Cloud-connected infotainment system in their next vehicle. OASIS meets this need using a secure data pipe that automatically switches connection types (modem, phone tether or Wi-Fi) to maintain uninterrupted service to the Cloud – giving users optimal performance.
“OASIS protects the vehicle inside and out. Visteon secures the in-vehicle network to deliver seamless connectivity through a single access point allowing firewall protection and validation of all messages. The Smart Data feature receives keen interest from customers. They immediately begin brainstorming its potential as they consider the various ways this information can be used.” – Mark Zeinstra, global connected services at Visteon
The OASIS concept, currently being shown to global vehicle manufacturers, offers a number of benefits for vehicle users and automakers. Auto manufacturers can use data analytics to determine how occupants are interacting with the vehicle controls to improve future iterations of the human-machine interaction (HMI).
A video of the OASIS cockpit concept: