A few years ago that a car had Android integrated in its navigation and entertainment system was a great achievement but also somewhat tortuous because the experience of using this platform was not adapted to automobiles. Fortunately they left initiatives as Android Auto, which is still taking its first steps, to convince industry of the engine as the operating system Google was the best choice.
Many chose to ally themselves with Google and use this version to give life to the cars of the future. Mitsubishi, from today, joins club manufacturers who use Android in their cars but the Japanese have decided to do things his way and not go by car but by creating their own version under the name FLEXConnect.
Deviating from the path of Android Auto
Based on Android, this Media Center consists of three screens, a panel of 12.3 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels for the instrument panel and another 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixels in the center of the front and finally a screen at the top with 480 x 240 points for alerts and notifications.
The heart of all this is a processor 6 of Texas Instrument Jacinto. As explained in the press release, FLEXConnect will be a system that allows us to use applications of navigation and access multimedia contents without forgetting, of course, all data related to our car. However, there is a problem, this platform is based on the same Android that we would find ourselves in a tablet or a mobile.
If you look at the pictures, you can see that a bottom bar with virtual touch pads at the bottom appears. Maybe Mitsubishi has preferred to choose their own path and not rely on Android Auto (I don’t know if in Customizing the experience is so limited as Android Wear) to create something special. Now only we have to wait and try it to see if actually FLEXConnect is a good multimedia tool for car or not.