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Visteon opens new tech center in Karlsruhe, Germany

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 19 November 2018

Will drive advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics

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Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande (center) cuts a ribbon inside the company’s new technology center in Karlsruhe, Germany, flanked by Jens Tillner (left) and Jochen Ladwig, managing directors of Visteon Electronics Germany GmbH

Visteon Corporation inaugurated its new expanded technology center in Karlsruhe, Germany, which will drive advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics, including information display, driver assistance, cockpit domain controller and autonomous driving technologies.

Joining employees, regional government representatives and guests at the opening ceremony, Sachin Lawande, president and CEO, and members of Visteon’s executive team cut the ribbon for the new 6,500-square meter facility, which will house 400 employees from the company's technology office, product development, engineering and customer teams.

Supporting Visteon's growth with European automakers, including close collaborations with Daimler, BMW and the VW Group on the introduction of new technology, the Karlsruhe center also leads the development of Visteon's DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform.

“As the lead development hub for Europe, Karlsruhe works closely with the region's technical centers in Bulgaria, Romania, France and the UK to deliver disruptive technology such as the industry-first cockpit domain controller -- SmartCore™ -- which launched on the Mercedes Benz A-Class and Actros truck earlier this year,” Lawande said. “We have high expectations for the scalable DriveCore™ platform to be the next major milestone for this center.”

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