23/11/2022

Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), a global technology company serving the mobility industry, has announced that innovative location technology what3words has been added to its AllGo App Store. Visteon’s AllGo App Store provides automakers with industry-leading connected car experiences that can be customized for their customers by brand, model, trim level or even geolocation. Visteon’s automotive partners can now offer what3words to millions of drivers in connected vehicles, for an optimized in-car navigation experience.

Street addresses often aren’t accurate enough to direct drivers to precise locations, such as building entrances, parking spots, electric vehicle charge points and meeting points in rural areas. what3words eliminates these issues, enhancing the navigation experience for drivers. It has divided the world into 10ft x 10ft (or 3 meter x 3 meter) squares and given each square a unique combination of 3 random words: a what3words address. For example, a driver could enter ///hottest.realest.migrate to navigate to the closest drop off point to the visitor entrance of Visteon’s Global HQ in Michigan. Every what3words address is unique, helping to minimize user errors and what3words is currently available in 54 languages.

what3words addresses are more precise than a street address and more memorable than 16 digit GPS coordinates. Using just three words, users can easily find, share and navigate to precise locations anywhere in the world. In connected vehicles, drivers simply open the what3words app in their car’s infotainment system, enter a three word address by either text or voice, and route guidance will begin just as with a regular point of interest. Regarding where drivers get what3words addresses, they can be found on business contact pages, e-commerce checkouts, travel guides and booking confirmations around the world, and can also be looked up using the free what3words app or at what3words.com .

The AllGo App Store is designed to meet the growing global demand for 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 – now including what3words – and leverages Visteon’s pioneering work in in-vehicle infotainment, providing next-level integration based on Android Automotive.

Chris Sheldrick, Co-Founder and CEO of what3words commented “Driver expectations of vehicle infotainment systems have never been higher. We’re excited that this partnership will enable so many OEMs to effortlessly integrate what3words, offering seamless navigation experiences to drivers across the globe and meeting these heightened consumer expectations.”

“Visteon is excited to welcome what3words into the AllGo App Store ecosystem as they share our vision of building a more connected, convenient and safer vehicle experience,” said Beyza Sarioglu, Visteon Vice President of Digital Cockpit and Connected Services .

“We have been building the AllGo App Store ecosystem with value-added apps for automotive with our trusted partners,” said Rishita Bachu, Visteon Global Head of Connected Services Ecosystem . “what3words is a great example of an app that will benefit both OEMs and consumers alike.”

what3words’ technology has been adopted by global car companies, logistics providers and mobility apps, including Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, Subaru, Lamborghini, Mitsubishi, VinFast, Tata Motors, Lotus, Addison Lee, Evri, DPD UK, DHL UK and many others. The what3words app is free to download for both iOS and Android and works offline – making it ideal for use in areas with an unreliable data connection. what3words is also available on browsers via an online map .