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Mitsubishi Electric launches new generation of FLEXConnect IVI

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.has announced its new generation of FLEXConnect In-Vehicle Infotainment systems. The FLEXConnect.AI system incorporates a multi-display Android user interface, LTE connectivity with over the air (OTA) update capability, and premium ADAS integration on one platform.

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The FLEXConnect.AI system’s multi-screen user interface provides a premium user experience for all vehicle occupants. Three reconfigurable, 12.3 inch 1920 x 720 landscape displays give each occupant a unique experience. Swipes on the 10.2 inch 768×1280 center touch display allow both the driver and passengers to customize their individual display.

Built on the latest Android OS, FLEXConnect.AI gives original equipment manufacturers the power of the Android ecosystem and provides users access to a wide variety of choices. Mitsubishi Electric is a provider of Android-based head units and currently has several in production.

The processor driving the new Mitsubishi Electric platform is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Am processor, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The Snapdragon 820Am processor features a high-performance heterogeneous COMPUTE architecture including 64-bit custom-built quad-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Hexagon DSP and the mobile industry leading Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU – all designed to deliver high-quality processing, graphics and multimedia capabilities required for a superior Android experience. The processor provides scalability from premium to standard tiers, and supports virtualization for flexible implementations.

The Snapdragon 820Am processor also integrates a Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem allowing the FLEXConnect.AI Android platform to benefit from LTE data rates of up to 600 Mbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink speeds. This supports features such as weather mapped to the vehicle’s route, interaction with points of interest and other urban surroundings, and passenger-specific connected applications. The chipset solution also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy, helping the FLEXConnect.AI deliver fast and superior connectivity with user devices.

As vehicles include an increasing number of autonomous features, manufacturers must work to gain drivers’ trust. FLEXConnect.AI bridges the gap between algorithms and user experience by visualizing ADAS commands in an easy-to-understand format.

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