Mitsubishi Electric unveils FLEXConnect in-car infotainment system

Article by Christian A., on June 26, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America plans to bring in-home wireless networks in vehicles with its FLEXConnect audio-video bridging system. FLEXConnect features 10-inch, 720-pixel screens for the front and rear passengers and a tablet remote control system. FLEXConnect is linked to the vehicle’s Ethernet network and supports Wi-Fi connectivity for several devices on board.

Through the system, passengers can share media like videos, games and photos from screen to screen. Front passenger has the ability to control content on the rear screens. Those in the front seat could monitor what is happening in the back thanks to cameras installed above each rear seat screen. Mitsubishi Electric is hoping to have the FLEXConnect adopted in MY2018 vehicles.

The supplier, however, has yet to ink any agreement with carmaker for FLEXConnect, according to Doug Ray, a Mitsubishi Electric audio, video and communications director. Mark Rakoski, an executive sales director at Mitsubishi Electric, remarked that navigation and audio systems generate around 38 percent of the supplier’s product sales in the United States.

He disclosed that Mitsubishi Electric supplies all back-seat infotainment electronics for the Chrysler Town & Country and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Gareth Williams, Mitsubishi Electric’s strategic technologies manager for audio, video and communications, remarked that infotainment system flexibility is crucial in keeping pace with the consumer electronics market.

Mitsubishi Electric plans to further enhance the cameras to include facial recognition technology, paving way to personalized media preferences, contact lists and device defaults.

Mitsubishi Electric also intends to integrate real-time traffic and navigation alerts for the front passenger in a way that they would not cause any distraction to the driver. Mitsubishi Electric partnered with companies like Apple, Google and Garmin to develop FLEXConnect. [source: Mitsubishi]

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