LAS VEGAS: Panasonic and Qualcomm Technologies have announced that they are working together to develop a next-generation android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system.
As part of the demonstration, Panasonic and Qualcomm Technologies have integrated latest Android 7.0 features to give drivers a unified experience across an automaker’s entire vehicle lineup, adjusting for different applications, screen sizes, and resolutions.
This adaptive UI design concept is a cost-saving feature that will allow OEMs to optimize their system engineering investments and customize the infotainment system across vehicle lineups.
“Using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Am processor, this concept system is based on the latest version of the Android operating system (7.0 Nougat), which is designed to provide automakers with a superior, high-performing platform to quickly develop cloud-connected infotainment systems, helping accelerate the rate of innovation in both the in-vehicle infotainment experience as well as the connected car. The concept system will demonstrate how new connected services and applications will deliver a safety-focused and intuitive driving experience to consumers,” said a statement released by Qualcomm.
“From the beginning, our goal was to create an IVI system that shortened production time, minimized development cost for major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, and allowed for more efficient IVI evolutions as time and technology changes in mobility,” said Tom Gebhardt, President, Panasonic Automotive.
“Through working with Qualcomm Technologies and Google we were able to accomplish that goal, resulting in an infotainment system concept that is innovative and future proof. This concept should be considered ‘skip generation’ IVI technology, meaning that we expect it include features beyond that of the next two IVI generations ahead,” he said.
During CES, Panasonic Automotive and Qualcomm Technologies are planning to showcase this latest IVI system built upon Android’s automotive features that control in-vehicle functions such as HVAC, and demonstrate the integration of Google’s services and popular Android applications with the system.
This next generation IVI system concept features the Panasonic Automotive passenger application, which is designed to address the challenges that passengers have when entering navigation destinations or controlling music.
The concept IVI system will remain on display at the Panasonic Booth throughout the duration of CES 2017, and also at the Qualcomm automotive booth.