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Panasonic Automotive Announces Android™ Powered In-Vehicle Infotainment Experience (IVX)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Panasonic Automotive announced a production intent Skip Generation (Skip Gen) IVI platform integrated with Android P.  Having first announced Skip Gen IVI at CES 2016, Panasonic and Google are working together to create auto-grade intent infotainment capabilities drawing upon specialized expertise from both companies.  At only 30 months since Skip Gen was first introduced, four versions of the Android OS have been successfully integrated into a Panasonic reference infotainment system. At the annual Google I/O conference this week, Google demoed the latest Android P automotive features, as well as Google applications designed for automotive use, all running on the latest Skip Generation (Skip Gen) IVI.

Panasonic is a global leader in automotive in-vehicle (IVI) infotainment innovation and is a hardware reference platform for Google.  Committed to the needs of the end consumer, Panasonic is no stranger to Android and has over 147 successfully integrated Android consumer related devices.  Shifting sights to auto mobility technology was clearly the next natural evolution for Panasonic.

“Infusing new technologies into our Skip Gen IVI quickly was a primary goal foundationally driven by our commitment to end consumers’ expectations of speed and accessibility,” said Andrew Poliak, vice president of partner strategy & innovation at Panasonic Automotive.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America          
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine’s Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017.  The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions.  Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at Panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Panasonic Corporation of North America and is the top supplier of automotive infotainment systems globally, according to IHS. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic Corp.’s Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, which coordinates global automotive and industrial systems and components operations. Panasonic Automotive is headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, with sales, marketing and engineering operations inFarmington Hills, Michigan. For more information on Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, please visit: us.panasonic.com/automotive.

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