Panasonic unveils next generation systems

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company is working with Google to develop Next Generation IVX systems to transform the consumer experience both inside and outside of the vehicle.

Panasonic has announced that that the Panasonic Skip Generation (Skip Gen) In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Platform has been upgraded to the latest Android operating system (OS) – Android 8.1 Oreo.

The platform will give drivers access to Android Automotive Applications, and demonstrate embedded Google content and services like streaming media, navigation, traffic and weather, as well as vehicle functions like climate settings, which are all controllable with the Google Assistant.

Scott Kirchner, president, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, said, ‘For more than 65 years, Panasonic Automotive has delivered compelling solutions to major car manufacturers all over the world. In recent years, these systems have evolved considerably, playing an ever-increasing role in the comfort, connectivity, and safety of the driver and passengers.

‘This year’s Consumer Electronics Show showcases some of the most advanced technology and future mobility solutions in our company’s history, and I am incredibly proud of that.’