Visteon to Display ‘Seamless’ Instrument Cluster at SAE World Congress


At the SAE World Congress in Detroit Wednesday, Van Buren Township-based Visteon Corp., a Tier 1 automotive supplier, will present new concepts on how to make a vehicle’s instrument cluster blend better with the rest of the interior.

The “seamless” instrument panel has a dark appearance when the display is off and minimizes the perceptibility of the rectangular display outline behind the applique when the display is on.

Visteon officials will also present test strategies and available tools to qualify open source software systems, including their features, advantages, disadvantages, maintenance, and community support. The final presentation will focus on current connected car infrastructure and a proposed new architecture that enhances efficiency and security.

Earlier this year, the company acquired India-based AllGo Systems, a supplier of multimedia and infotainment software, to enhance Visteon’s suite of cockpit electronics and connected car solutions.

SAE World Congress, which runs today through Thursday, will address current challenges in the automotive industry and promote opportunities for the industry’s successful future.

IN RELATED NEWS, Auburn Hills-based FEV North America Inc. will display a three-cylinder technology at SAE, which is designed to support downsized gasoline engines.

As automakers look for ways to cut emissions and improve fuel economy, they often use approaches for gasoline engines including downsizing and down-speeding, leading to higher stress on the engine and powertrain. The FEV three-cylinder technology supports a wide variety of engines. The technology has a roller bearing crank train, an integrated exhaust manifold, and active engine mounts.