At Google IO conference Panasonic Automotive has announced a production intent Skip Generation (Skip Gen) IVI platform integrated with Android version 9.0.
First debuted at CES 2016, Panasonic and Google are on a rapid joint development path to create auto-grade intent infotainment capabilities drawing upon specialized expertise from both companies.
At only 30 month since first intro, four versions of the Android OS have been successfully integrated into a Panasonic reference infotainment system. Now, 5 months post CES 2017, where industry was first exposed to Android version 8.1, Panasonic will again debut Android version 9.0 to demonstrate IVI capability at an expected pace of change seen typically only in the consumer space.
Panasonic is a global leader in automotive in-vehicle (IVI) infotainment innovation and is a main hardware reference infotainment experience platform and next generation in-vehicle experience for Google.
Panasonic has over 147 successfully integrated Android consumer related devices. Shifting sights to auto mobility technology was clearly the next natural evolution for both Panasonic and Google.
These advanced integration features demonstrated at the conference include faster integration HMI response times, more vehicle system integration, with the ability to add a digital cluster supportive of Google Automotive Services (GAS), continued integrative support for the
Hey Google voice assistant and Google Maps which all run natively on Android powered Skip Generation (Skip Gen) IVI.
Android version 9.0 was showcased on a Panasonic reference in-vehicle infotainment systems at the Google IO conference on a full-size pickup truck.