LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation today unveiled the company’s new
in-vehicle infotainment demonstration platform, the FLEXConnect.MaaS
Working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm
Incorporated, Mitsubishi Electric developed FLEXConnect.MaaS, a high
performance, highly integrated demonstration system based on the 3rd
generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platforms.
FLEXConnect.MaaS shows a variety of customizable infotainment options
automakers can utilize to differentiate their vehicles and provide rich
and immersive in-vehicle experiences.
Leveraging the power of the 3rd generation Snapdragon
Automotive Cockpit Platforms, FLEXConnect.MaaS showcases the
possibilities of utilizing highly intuitive Artificial Intelligence (AI)
experiences for in-vehicle virtual assistance, natural interactions
between the vehicle and driver, and cutting-edge technologies for audio
and video. FLEXConnct.MaaS is also expandable for the latest
connectivity, precise positioning for enhanced navigation solutions and
Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth® 5.0. Additionally, FLEXConnect.MaaS supports
running multiple operating systems, concurrent multi-user interaction
and multiple displays, all while leveraging the latest Android
Automotive embedded operating systems (OS).
The new FLEXConnect.MaaS platform will be available for automotive
manufacturers to view by invitation at CES 2020 in the Mitsubishi
Electric booth (#7529) in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention
Center. Demonstrations of the system, based on the 3rd
generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, will be given in the
Qualcomm Automotive booth (#5606) in the North Hall.
The joint effort in delivering the FLEXConnect.MaaS is an extension of
the continued joint efforts between Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and
Qualcomm Technologies, building on the work done together on previous
projects using other Snapdragon Automotive Platforms.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in automotive integrated technologies
complements our experience in developing next-generation, Android-based
infotainment products,” said Mark Rakoski, VP of advanced engineering
for Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies’
products provides us the flexibility and development tools to realize
our promise to deliver advanced, immersive and high-fidelity
“To realize the full potential of Mobility as a Service technology,
there’s an immediate need for a powerful, integrated infotainment
platform that can successfully manage the sharing of complex
information, while also dynamically entertaining everyone within the
vehicle,” said Shyam Krishnamurthy, senior director, product management,
Qualcomm Technologies. “Because of our strong, working relationship with
Mitsubishi Electric, we’ve been able to architect FLEXConnect.MaaS as a
powerful, integrated infotainment platform.”
Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated,
registered in the United States and other countries.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are products of
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With nearly 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high‐quality
products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized
world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and
electronic equipment used in information processing and communications,
space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics,
industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its
environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to
be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology.
The company recorded a revenue of 4,519.9 billion yen (US$ 40.7
billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. For more information
*At an exchange rate of 111 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the
Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2019