Visteon Awarded Global Innovation Prize by Nissan
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading automotive electronics supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has received a Global Innovation Award from Nissan Motor Corporation for a pioneering 7-inch display instrument cluster with advanced graphics, featured in the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano.
Hiroto Saikawa, chief competitive officer, presented the award to Visteon in a July 14 ceremony at Nissan’s global supplier event in Yokohama, Japan, attended by more than 200 global auto suppliers. “We are honored to be recognized by Nissan for this innovative instrument cluster, which represents a ‘first’ development milestone for both Nissan and Visteon’s Japan team,” said Visteon’s Loick Griselain, vice president, Renault-Nissan customer group, who accepted the award for the company.
Based on Nissan’s mid-sized crossover platform, the Murano features Visteon’s first cluster program with an integrated 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display developed for Nissan. The cluster’s advanced graphics were specified by Nissan to give the driver quick and easy access to vehicle and driving status – including maps, weather and speed limit – with best-in-class functionality. It also features turn-by-turn navigation, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) warnings, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) information management, 3D appliques for analogue gauges and synchronized control of the brightness of display and vehicle information.
Supporting 17 languages, the instrument cluster launched on the Nissan Murano platform across global markets this year.
Headed by Visteon’s teams in Yokohama and Hiroshima, Japan, the program was supported by software and hardware teams in Chennai, India; Van Buren Township, Michigan, U.S; and Shanghai, China.