Visteon Corporation has announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Automotive News PACE Awards. This recognition pertains to its Motorcycle Integrated Cockpit Domain Controller (CDC) and smart battery management system products. These technology solutions have earned their place among the 34 top automotive innovations in the final shortlist of the annual competition. Visteon stands out as one of the few companies to have multiple products in this esteemed final selection. The Automotive News PACE Awards spotlight and commend groundbreaking innovations that have successfully transitioned from conceptualization to the commercial market.
Sachin Lawande, President and CEO of Visteon, expressed the company’s pride in its exceptional product portfolio. He highlighted how both these products exemplify Visteon’s ongoing commitment to innovation, ideally suited for both four-wheeler and two-wheeler markets. The industry’s recognition of Visteon’s value in shaping the next generation of vehicle architecture is an honor for the company.
The Visteon Motorcycle Integrated CDC stands out as the industry’s first digital dashboard solution designed specifically for motorcycles. It combines a 12.3-inch display that supports touch, hand controls, and voice commands, functioning as both a cluster and infotainment system. With features like Wireless Apple CarPlay®, embedded navigation, and Bluetooth integration for both the rider and passenger, this product marks Visteon’s pioneering use of its renowned CDC technology in a two-wheeled vehicle.
Visteon’s smartBMS represents another groundbreaking achievement, being the company’s first smart system for wireless communication of vital EV components. By replacing traditional wired connections in battery management systems with a secure and reliable wireless communication technology, Visteon’s smartBMS enables OEMs to reduce vehicle weight and achieve scalability across various brands and vehicle segments. This innovation enhances battery cell measurement accuracy and optimizes energy utilization per cell, thereby enhancing vehicle range. Notably, Visteon’s smartBMS facilitates faster EV market entry for automakers by streamlining communication systems development and intricate wiring design for new vehicles.
The PACE Awards commend innovations driven by automotive suppliers and enjoy global recognition within the automotive industry. They serve to acknowledge and celebrate game-changing innovations spanning from the factory floor to the showroom.