Connected car technology supplier Visteon Corporation has announced that it is to partner with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to support the development and testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies.
Visteon becomes the first Tier 1 automotive supplier to do so, joining ACM as a Founder-level sponsor. The Center will be a purpose-built proving ground for connected and autonomous vehicle technologies at Willow Run in Michigan.
The company plans to test and validate technology related to its DriveCore artificial intelligence-based autonomous driving platform at ACM. It will formally introduce the platform in January at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
“We are proud to be associated with what promises to be the premiere national facility for mobility and advanced automotive testing and product development,” said Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande.
“The Center is ideally positioned to fulfill the need to further develop, test and validate new connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies that offer great promise for the nation's transportation system.”
John Maddox, president and CEO for the American Center for Mobility, said: “Partnering with automotive technology leaders such as Visteon, along with the State of Michigan and other organizations, is instrumental in putting self-driving cars on America's roads safely.”