Mitsubishi Electric’s infotainment system to feature myQ Auto technology

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 May 2019

myQ Auto connects the vehicle to the cloud to give drivers new levels of information and control over the home’s most important and largest access point, like the garage

Mitsubishi Electric’s Android-based head unit is going to feature one of its kind myQ technology from Chamberlain Group (CGI), a global leader in access control solutions with its Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door opener brands and myQ smart technology.

Today, many drivers have the ability to open and close the garage door with the push of a button in their vehicle as they pull in or out of their driveway. myQ Auto expands that capability by connecting the vehicle to the cloud to give drivers new levels of information and control over the home's most important and largest access point – the garage.

Visitors to the Chamberlain booth at TU-Automotive Detroit (auto tech conference & exhibition) can learn more about myQ Auto and experience Mitsubishi Electric's FLEXConnect.AI in-vehicle infotainment system with integrated myQ Auto technology. The system will demonstrate how drivers can use the touchscreen or voice command to identify the status of the garage door, allowing drivers to monitor, close and open their garage door wherever they are on their journey.

Oddy Khamharn, Director of Automotive Connectivity for CGI says, “myQ Auto takes the often-thought question while driving away from home - 'did I remember to close the garage door?' - and conveniently answers it. We are excited to work with Mitsubishi Electric, a leading manufacturer of in-vehicle entertainment, to showcase how myQ Auto works. As vehicle connectivity continues to grow, opening and closing the garage door is just the start for myQ Auto's capabilities.”

CGI is said to be innovating in vehicle-to-home connectivity for more than 20 years, redefining vehicle-to-destination access solutions that empower more meaningful driver experiences, connecting the vehicle to garage doors, gates and the connected home. Designed to integrate with an OEM's connected ecosystem, myQ Auto serves as a building block for automakers wanting to create rich, intelligent and predictive user experiences. For example, myQ Auto technology can scale from enabling voice activation to open and close the garage door from anywhere to integrating predictive intelligence applications for enhanced safety features and increased convenience. Unique feature applications using predictive intelligence can include knowing when a driver is getting close to home and automatically opening the garage door or closing the garage door when the driver has left the premises.   

Mark Rakoski, vice president at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America said, “Today's consumers have indicated that garage door control is highly desired in infotainment systems, with garage door openers ranking higher than roadside assistance or GPS. They also want a seamless transition between the car and the home. As we continue to work with auto manufacturers to integrate advanced technologies drivers desire for an improved journey, working with innovative solutions like myQ Auto allow us to showcase seamless, connected experiences between the car and the home.”

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