Visteon to Invest, Sponsor American Center for Mobility
Nov. 13, 2017—Visteon Corp., a global automotive electronics supplier, announced it would be the first Tier 1 automotive supplier to sponsor the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run in Michigan, according to a report from the Detroit News.
The company will make a $5 million investment and that puts it on the same page as automakers like Hyundai, Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor North America that will test the facility.
John Maddox, president and CEO of the center, said the first phase of what’s likely to be a multi-phase build-out at the Willow Run site will be ready by December.
Construction is more than half done, and will include a highway loop, bridges, tunnels and a number of other simulations that automakers and suppliers might not have at their disposal.
Visteon plans to use the center to develop autonomous driving systems and technology that will allow cars to talk to each other and city infrastructure.
The company will also develop sensor technology and security measures there.
The company is currently developing its DriveCore technology, an artificial intelligence-based autonomous driving system.
Visteon will test the technology at the American Center for Mobility.