Visteon Jumps on Amazon Hookup

Visteon (NASDAQ: VC) announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will deliver Visteon’s pioneering AllGo connected vehicle technology utilizing AWS world-class cloud capabilities. AWS has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering for over 15 years.

Visteon is the industry leader in cockpit electronics and connected vehicle technology. Visteon’s AllGo connected services powered by AWS are expected to deliver value to constituents in every facet of the automotive industry, including manufacturers, vehicle app developers and consumers. The collaboration utilizes multiple AWS technology solutions across IoT, storage, and compute categories and a fast, secure cloud environment to handle critical connected vehicle activities and create the car’s own digital ecosystem.

AllGo is designed to meet the growing global demand for software-defined vehicles having the latest software, and safe and convenient ways to access app-based content in a smart, connected cockpit. It features automotive-optimized versions of the most sought-after mobility, navigation, parking and infotainment apps around the world, and leverages Visteon’s pioneering work in in-vehicle infotainment, providing next-level integration based on Android Automotive.

AllGo vehicle connectivity features include: Ability to perform vehicle software updates over-the-air instead of at the dealership. This capability is powered by AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management; An automotive App Store that allows vehicle manufacturers to develop and manage proprietary apps, allows owners to customize their own suite of in-vehicle apps, and securely handles activities like payment integration.

VC shares grabbed $2.05, or 1.4%, soon after Tuesday’s open to $150.14.