Integrated thinking leads to integrated solutions
To create technologies that move us all forward, we look for the synergies between technologies, and ways to share innovation between industries.
For our partners in entertainment, automotive, avionics, retail, government and many other sectors, we leverage vast engineering and design expertise, a customer-focused approach and end-to-end solutions to transform customer experiences and create new operational efficiencies.
Our goal? Anticipate the future, innovate continuously and create breakthrough integrated solutions.
Commuting isn’t just slow and frustrating. It can be dangerous. We’re working to change that through our partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation. Rolling out right now along the state’s busy I-70 corridor, our deployment of connected vehicles and highway infrastructure will be the largest in the U.S., and a model for future development.
Built on a first of its kind software platform, this technology is being designed to improve safety by alerting drivers to changing conditions. In fact, when complete it has the potential to reduce accidents by 80%. What’s more, it will pave the way for self-driving vehicles that exchange information and use the road more efficiently, potentially quadrupling highway capacity.
To enable this self-driving future, we’re working concurrently on many other technologies, including artificial intelligence, radar technology and other driver assistance systems.
While it’s just one example, the Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park showcases many elements of the holistic thinking that goes into our Immersive Entertainment solutions.
Here, the stadium is just the start. Digital technology throughout the park and The Battery Atlanta, an adjoining mixed-use development, creates a connected sensory experience that entertains and informs visitors. End-to-end integration – between multiple LED displays, monitors, projectors, interactive kiosks and video security systems – lets the Braves interact with their fans in new and increasingly personalized ways.
Then there’s the big showstopper – our larger-than-life “BravesVision” video board in center field, offering the best sports viewing experience currently available. Combined with our integrated sound system, it amps up excitement and helps rally the team to victory.
For fans looking to be wowed, we’re creating experiences they just can’t get at home.
Tesla is a great example of the close relationships we forge with industry leaders with like-minded goals.
At what will be the world’s largest factory when it’s at full capacity – the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada – we’ll be producing enough lithium-ion batteries for Tesla to reach a wider group of consumers with its Model 3 sedan. Which will further cement Panasonic’s leadership as the top global supplier of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
But that’s only one part of our partnership with Tesla. In Buffalo, NY, we’ll be producing photovoltaic cells and modules – not only for traditional solar panels, but for Tesla’s groundbreaking solar roof tiles, which will allow consumers to get the benefits of solar without using panels. These products will work seamlessly with Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack energy storage products.
For top quick-serve establishments like McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, Dairy Queen and many others, Panasonic is a go-to-provider of a wide range of integrated technology solutions.
For restaurants built on speed of delivery, it’s all about coordination. The front counter has to talk to the kitchen. The kitchen has to talk to the drive-thru. And data has to be relayed to back office management for on-the-spot decision-making.
McDonald’s franchises are meeting customer expectations for faster, more seamless service by using our industry-leading products – including POS, handhelds, camera systems, drive-thru headsets and monitors – to streamline their operations. From self-order kiosks and mobile apps, to automation of kitchen appliances and processes, we’re working closely with our partners to take food service to the next level.