Infotainment & Displays

Customer buying priorities continue to move away from the traditional strongholds of chassis and engine development to the in-car user experience. To accommodate this shift and help you create brand loyalty, Mitsubishi Electric offers a wide range of infotainment and display technologies for IVI systems, instrument clusters, rear-seat entertainment, and HUDs, suitable for entry-level to premium models. 

In-vehicle Infotainment

In-vehicle infotainment (IVI)

The recent phenomenon of combining information and entertainment in the car appears not only here to stay but also gaining in momentum. As other trends such as autonomous driving also take hold, it’s important to partner with a supplier who has competencies in a broad range of skills and technologies. FLEXConnect.AI is our next generation infotainment system that brings a number of innovations to the space and is the first to integrate ADAS features with infotainment.

  • Flexible multi-screen architecture that can drive an instrument cluster, center stack, and passenger screen with the same powerful Qualcomm 820A quad core processor
  • Unique passenger screen allows for a true co-pilot experience – useful for things like destination entry, auto apps, POI location, email, entertainment, and RSE control
  • Android-based platform, giving OEMs the power of the Android ecosystem and users access to a huge variety of choice for in-vehicle apps

  • Hypervisor option allows for a mix of safety levels on the same processor to integrate ADAS, autonomous, and cluster features
  • ADAS visualization that intuitively shows state of autonomous drive system, sensor data, and obstacle categorization
  • Application content that automatically adapts from large, high-resolution displays to distraction-sensitive instrument clusters

  • Flexible design for personalized content that’s easily configured using intuitive touches, swipes, and voice commands
  • Intuitive natural language interfaces with wake-up-words and biometric speaker identification
  • Full support for hybrid haptics – physical controls that incorporate context-sensitive graphical displays

  • Advanced navigation with turn-by-turn and support for all major navigation suppliers
  • Full smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Pre-integrated OTA support for updates to infotainment system and other ECUs and body modules
 

Rear-seat entertainment (RSE)

Uptake rates for RSE systems are still dependably strong in family vehicles because it is always available, provides the cinematic feel missing in a handheld, and delivers the control of content to the front seat. Mitsubishi Electric offers the industry’s most flexible and well-integrated solution, providing seamless co-existence with mobile devices, streamed content, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, portable gaming support, and much more.

  • Driver/co-driver content selection and playback control
  • Customized automaker mobile applications for RSE interfacing and control
  • Full smartphone and tablet integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

  • Premium sound and cinematic feel with multiple size screens and resolutions (including 1080p)
  • DVD and Blu-ray optical media support for home video libraries
  • Ability to stream content using built-in or brought-in connectivity

  • Multi-screen content, gaming, and control through LVDS, E-AVB, Wifi, and Bluetooth
  • Ports for USB charging, USB content, and HDMI/MHL displays
  • Headless design (for user provided tablet) with charging ports and wireless streaming for lower cost options
Rear-seat Entertainment
 
Instrument clusters

Instrument clusters

Digital instrument clusters present an interesting set of challenges because they add rich graphics and complex software to safety-critical components. At Mitsubishi Electric, we provide a cost-effective architecture that shares a single processor across cluster, center stack, and passenger screens. We believe that this shared CPU design is best suited for the improved functionality of future cockpits and, with over 100 engineers certified in functional safety processes, we ensure any safety critical functionality is properly isolated and protected in virtualized containers. With a wide variety of supported HMI platforms – Qt for Automotive, Rightware Kanzi, Crank Storyboard, and more – our dashboards are beautiful and responsive, yet safety certifiable and reasonably priced.

 

Head-up displays

The popularity of built-in head-up displays (HUDs) in high-end cars grew 200% from 2009 to 2014 and all available data since points to accelerated growth. But building a really good HUD that works in all circumstances and is cost-effective is difficult to do; thankfully we have key strengths in display and safety technologies that work seamlessly together to help drivers improve situational comprehension with real-time information. We draw upon a wide portfolio of products from which to build low, mid, and high-end HUDs for all ranges of vehicles.

Head-up displays