Mitsubishi’s Next-Generation Infotainment System Comes from Partnership with Google

Mitsubishi’s next-generation infotainment

Technology is always moving forward. Mitsubishi’s next-generation infotainment system will be powered by Android. Last month, Mitsubishi announced it was partnering with Google to embed new Android operating systems into its future vehicles.

These new systems are set to make their debut starting in 2021. The next-generation technology will feature turn-by-turn navigation through Google Maps, the ability to answer calls and respond to messages, have access to automotive apps in the Google Play Store, find information, and manage vehicle function with voice controls with the Google Assistant.

Kal Mos, Global Vice President of Alliance Connected Vehicles at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, said, “With the integration of the Android platform into our infotainment systems, we are adding a new level of intelligence to our connected vehicles. In the future, the Google Assistant, which employs Google’s leading AI technology, can become the main way customers interact with their vehicles, hands-free.”

The new technology will also allow Mitsubishi to add unique customer interfaces and features specific to its brand that will work with the Android platform. Users will also have access to more connectivity and cloud-based services. The system will also utilize over-the-air upgrades, remote diagnostics, and secure data management. With these features, future Mitsubishi models will have one of the most intelligent in-car infotainment systems available.

To learn more about the infotainment options in current Mitsubishi vehicles,  contact us at Pantili Mitsubishi.

Smartphone Travel Apps to Improve Your Summer Vacation

Technology is there to make our lives easier and more convenient — so why not use it? Whatever type of phone you use, there is a plethora of smartphone travel apps available to help you plan your trip, find the best gas prices, check into local hotels, avoid heavy traffic on the highway, and more.

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This is exactly what it says on the tin. Don’t wanna waste data? Free Wi-Fi Finder can help.

  • Esplorio

When your trip is over, Esplorio cultivates status updates, location check-ins, and pictures from your social media accounts and puts everything in one place for you to enjoy.

Using a few smartphone travel apps lets you not only plan your trip better, but enjoy events and activities you may not have known about otherwise. Prepare for your summer vacation with just the touch of a button.

Smartphone travel apps