Visteon’s Open Platform System for Self-Driving Vehicles
Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.
Upton Bowden, who heads the company’s advanced technology business development, says the platform provides a complete software and hardware solution that also enables customers to include their own sensors and algorithms.
Visteon, along with multiple third-part partners, is developing DriveCore at the 500-acre American Center for Mobility that opened last December outside Detroit. Visteon is one of ACM’s founding members.
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
Elio Motors is something of a brash company.
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.