Panasonic Corporation showcases a new SUV that incorporates Panasonic’s latest dual display system and head-up display (“HUD”), and three next-generation cockpit/cabin system concepts to meet vehicle advances expected over the next decade at CES2018 from January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas.
Panasonic has delivered its in-vehicle infotainment equipment to major global automakers for more than 65 years. Recently, there have been growing expectations for further evolution of such systems as vehicles undergo a paradigm shift towards a future with autonomous and electric vehicles. Infotainment systems are expected to play a more significant role than ever before in improving vehicle safety and comfort.
Panasonic will contribute to the evolution of the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) by combining the Panasonic Group’s extensive consumer electronics technologies with in-vehicle technologies refined in the course of developing infotainment equipment.
This system coordinates four multi-displays and enables each operator (driver or passenger), to select the content to be displayed on each screen. The gesture control function enables stress-free operation by accurately recognizing hand motions. The interior is made from resin-based special materials that provide the luxurious texture of wood, metal, and leather in particular.
- • HMI Graphics Engine: This high-performance graphics engine controls four displays at the same time and efficiently presents information necessary for both the driver and passenger.
- • Gesture Recognition: This gesture control function is able to recognize the motion of the palm and fingers without requiring the operator to touch the display, and steers content switching on the display. The dial volume control achieves excellent operability.
- • Smart Material: These next-generation design materials have been developed using Panasonic’s proprietary Film-in-Molding technology. This resin material to reproduce the real texture of wood, metal, and leather in particular. The backlit Smart Material can change colors to alert the driver, and can also be used as interior lighting to change the atmosphere of the cabin.