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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Introduces Its Audio-Video Bridging System

June 28, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. introduced its FLEXConnect audio-video bridging system.

"FLEXConnect is an exciting development for in-vehicle infotainment systems," said Doug Ray, director, audio, video and communications, Mitsubishi Electric, in a release. "Our new system improves the overall experience for passengers who can now make individual choices about the entertainment and data they use, including media they bring into the vehicle."

FLEXConnect features two rear seat screens with cameras that operate as independent units while still being connected through the Ethernet AVB architecture.

The system supports Wi-Fi connectivity and can be used with multiple smart phones or tablets.

"The FLEXConnect infotainment system is perfect for families because it lets kids entertain themselves in rear seats, while parents have ultimate control of the kids' entertainment," said Ray. "It essentially eliminates the need to bring content into the vehicle on a disk. Passengers now control the content and the way it is displayed using paired devices and streaming."

"To keep pace with the consumer electronics market, infotainment system flexibility is crucial," said Gareth Williams, strategic technologies manager, audio, video and communications, Mitsubishi Electric. "FLEXConnect takes advantage of the audio-video bridging architecture to ensure flexibility in the future. The current system enables several features that car manufacturers could implement in the near future, such as occupant recognition and distracted driving prevention."

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