|- Expanded functions for "EV Support" charging spot search app -|
TOKYO, May 17, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it has begun offering its charging spot search smartphone app "EV Support" for Mitsubishi Motors EV Support(1) members in Japan, with expanded features and support for Android Auto(2), via Google Play(2). MMC is the first automaker to distribute a genuine Android Auto compatible app(3).
Android Auto connects Android(2) smartphones to in-car display, which allows drivers to access smartphone functions such as to get directions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allow them to stay focus on the road.
By connecting an Android smartphone running the "EV Support" app to the Smartphone Link Display Audio(4) (SDA) in the MY2017 Outlander PHEV, users can search for charging spots or check their availability (In-use/Available) in real time on the SDA screen based on the latest information updated daily. Users can also share a charging spot on Google Maps(2) and set it as the route destination.
(1) Support program packaging various services including charging service for owners of the MiEV series and Outlander PHEV.
(2) Android, Android Auto, Google Play, and Google Maps are trademarks of registered trademarks of Google Inc.
(3) In-house research as of May 16, 2017.
(4) For details about the Smartphone Link Display Audio, please see:
MMC will continue to integrate cars and information networks with advanced connected car technologies, and aims to provide a wide variety of services and bring a greater richness to your time in these cars.
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV - the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 - a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200 and OUTLANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2017 was 1,101,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2017 was 2.19 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Public Relations Department
May 17, 2017 09:01 HKT/SGT
Source: Mitsubishi Motors
Topic: Press release summary
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