Visteon, Verizon Collaborate on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology
Jan. 5, 2015—Visteon Corporation recently announced that it will debut a connected vehicle equipped with Verizon's LTE Multicast technology at its booth (CP20) during the 2015 International CES, which begins Tuesday.
The Visteon Connected Vehicle Hub communicates with an embedded automotive telematics module designed to receive Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updates using LTE Multicast technology—an automotive industry-first.
The Visteon Connected Vehicle Hub and LTE Multicast from Verizon allow automakers to simultaneously transmit FOTA updates to vehicles in an entire fleet, manufacturing plant or region. This network technology is a more efficient and economical option than current solutions because it significantly optimizes network resources to reach many vehicles simultaneously. Vehicles may be targeted by make, model and electrical and component architecture, as well as customer and location—creating a host of potential connected applications ranging from personalization to enhanced location-based services.
The Visteon Connected Vehicle Hub also features Visteon's rear seat infotainment, which highlights broadcast entertainment delivered via eMBMS. Multiple channels of programming can be streamed directly to vehicles equipped with an LTE Multicast capable telematics control unit and display screens.