Android Automotive updates from CES 2018: 8.0 Oreo, Google Assistant, fancy head...

Android Automotive updates from CES 2018: 8.0 Oreo, Google Assistant, fancy head units, and more

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Panasonic Automotive Partners with Titans in the Technology and Automotive Industries to Transform the Future Driving Experience at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
– Google Assistant embedded with the latest Panasonic Automotive skip-generation in-vehicle infotainment system
– Panasonic announces new Alexa integration for automobiles; introduces select offline capabilities for Alexa
– Jaguar Range Rover Velar to feature a world-first debut of Panasonic Automotive’s latest infotainment innovations with Touch Pro Duo
– Debuts a single brain cockpit domain controller solution called SPYDR to drive multiple functional domains within a vehicle
– Development of a scalable ePowertrain platform for electric vehicles to support future mobility
– Introduction to the three next-generation cockpit and cabin system concepts that extend through Level 5, fully autonomous vehicles
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced it has aligned with Google to debut groundbreaking Next Generation IVX systems that transform the consumer experience, both inside and outside of the vehicle, and deliver new design flexibility and freedom to automakers.
Panasonic announced that that the Panasonic Skip Generation (Skip Gen) In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Platform announced last year at CES has been upgraded to the latest Android™ operating system (OS) – Android 8.1 Oreo. The platform will give drivers access to Android Automotive Applications, and demonstrate embedded Google Content and Services like streaming media, navigation, traffic and weather, as well as vehicle functions like climate settings, which are all controllable with the Google Assistant. This latest IVI runs native on the head unit and can be accessed without a phone. This collaboration enables a pure Android experience without locking vehicle manufacturers into a proprietary derivative, giving consumers the ability to have the latest, upgradeable Android experience even after sale.
Panasonic announced today that it is working with Amazon to offer next

Article originally published at: Android Police