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Panasonic Automotive: Next Generation Concept Car with 360-degree View Cameras System Equipped with Camera & Sensing Technologies to Provide Navigation Routes & Camera Images on a “Curved LCD Display”

Panasonic's next generation concept car: HIT Solar Panel Module. Image grab from video below

Panasonic’s next generation concept car: HIT Solar Panel Module. Image grab from video below

At one of the world’s largest motor shows held in Shanghai, China – the “Auto Shanghai 2015,” in April, where many global automotive companies gather, Panasonic presented the next generation concept car, a state-of-the-art vehicle that combines environmental-friendly solar panel modules with features that enhance the comfort and safety of drivers.

Panasonic's next generation concept car on the presentation stage with 3D projection mapping. Image courtesy of Panasonic.

Panasonic’s next generation concept car on the presentation stage with 3D projection mapping. Image courtesy of Panasonic.

This video presents Next generation concept car CG [Panasonic]:

Panasonic's next generation concept car: "Curved LCD display": Image courtesy of Panasonic.

Panasonic’s next generation concept car: “Curved LCD display”: Image courtesy of Panasonic.

The key features of Panasonic’s next generation concept car also include:

Panasonic's next generation concept car: Navigation routes and camera images.  Image grab from video below.

Panasonic’s next generation concept car: Navigation routes and camera images. Image grab from video below.

  • The “curved LCD display,” which has been shaped to fit the dashboard, introduces useful information such as navigation routes and camera images.
The 360-degree view cameras system equipped with Panasonic's unique camera and sensing technologies. Image grab from video below.

The 360-degree view cameras system equipped with Panasonic’s unique camera and sensing technologies. Image grab from video below.

  • The 360-degree view cameras system equipped with Panasonic’s unique camera and sensing technologies, lithium-ion batteries that help promote new energy vehicles.
Panasonic "heads-up display": Image grab from second video below

Panasonic “heads-up display”: Image grab from second video below

  • The “heads-up display” will help make the driving experience more comfortable by displaying the speed at which the car is traveling and information that enhances safety.
  • The “e-Center Console Box” gives drivers control over the entire system at their fingertips.
  • The aesthetic seat equipped with “nanoe” allows drivers and passengers to enjoy simple treatments, while the rear seat “communication display” provides new entertainment that enable passengers to enjoy games as though they were in their own living room or plan road trips.

In April this year, we introduced the new business brand, ‘Panasonic Automotive’ to provide automotive solutions to customers in China that are more ‘comfortable,’ ‘safe,’ and ‘eco-conscious.’
Hidetoshi Osawa, Panasonic Managing Director and Regional Head for China and Northeast Asia

As vehicle electrification progresses, we will increasingly take advantage of products and technologies such as digital AV, software, and eco technologies we have cultivated through our home electronics to make an even greater contribution. We hope to become a partner car manufacturers will not be able to do without and help create a new future for automobiles.
Motoshi Hisada, President of Panasonic Automotive Systems China

http://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2015/43659.html

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