|- 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 the fifth largest automaker in Japan and the fifteenth largest in the world by global unit sales. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Throughout its history it has courted alliances with foreign partners, a strategy pioneered by their first president Tomio Kubo to encourage expansion, and continued by his successors. A significant stake was sold to Chrysler Corporation in 1971 which it held for 22 years, while DaimlerChrysler was a controlling shareholder between 2000 and 2005. Long term joint manufacturing and technology licencing deals with the Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and Proton in Malaysia were also forged, while in Europe the company co-owned the largest automobile manufacturing plant in the Netherlands with Volvo for ten years in the 1990s, before taking sole ownership in 2001.
Public Relations Department
May 17, 2017 09:01 HKT/SGT
Source: Mitsubishi Motors
Topic: Press release summary
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