Visteon signs deal to use Autonet’s telematics software

Article by Anita Panait, on February 26, 2014

Visteon Corp. has inked an agreement with Autonet Mobile Inc. that enables the Michigan-based supplier to integrate the latter’s telematics software into its next-generation infotainment systems. Under the agreement, Autonet will provide operating system software, apps and technical support to Visteon. Autonet has developed mobile apps for parental controls and fleet management as well as remote vehicle commands.

Autonet’s software can be employed for usage-based auto insurance, highway tolls and parking fees. Carmakers can use Autonet's technology in upgrading a vehicle's software from a remote location, thus eliminating the need for a driver to visit the dealership.

Sterling Pratz, president and co-founder of Autonet, expressed confidence to Automotive News that over-the-air software updates will be a popular feature for carmakers. "We're pretty excited about it," Pratz said.

Autonet provides software to Chrysler Group, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Maserati. According to Visteon, it may commence production of infotainment products for various carmakers in the second half of 2014.

Martin Thall, president of Visteon Electronics, expects the auto industry's infotainment market to gain 42 percent annually, with a vehicle installation rate of 50 percent by 2018.

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