Driving auto innovation
Next-gen optics is a set of technologies we are using to change the driving experience. Another area generating considerable excitement lies in the ability of devices to communicate with each other and ultimately respond to real world events as they occur. Imagine transportation systems that autonomously predict and adapt to risks on the road, and cars and highways that continuously exchange information to keep traffic flowing. We are making important contributions to that future through Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and in advanced sensors.
Over the past 100 years, the Panasonic brand has become a trusted name in durable, innovative consumer electronics. That legacy is now helping to propel our strength in the auto business. On the 2017 Automotive News global top supplier ranking report, Panasonic ranked #17 for its leadership in infotainment platforms, advanced driver assistance systems, auto batteries and other technologies.
Ford SYNC 3 is a prime example of the consumer-centric approach Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. of America takes when developing solutions. Its role was to lead SYNC 3’s software and hardware design, development and implementation for a fast, easy-to-use system with enhanced response to driver commands.
Today SYNC 3 scores so well, it’s considered a competitive advantage for Ford. “The Ford SYNC® 3 Infotainment System is a primary contributor to Ford Motor Company’s strong performance,” according to J.D. Power.
With the rise in consumer interest in electric vehicles, and the global EV market, Panasonic is leading in innovations. Among them: a scalable “ePowertrain” platform for small EVs—looking ahead to changing needs and tastes.
Global demand for electric vehicles is expected to expand rapidly, along with a variety of new mobility. These include not only conventional passenger vehicles but also new types of EVs, such as bikes and micro vehicles to suit different lifestyles.
We started selling auto batteries in the 1930s and today rank as a world leader in the battery market for transportation in terms of strategy and execution, according to Navigant Research.
Panasonic lithium-ion batteries are used in some of the best known auto brands as well as onboard charging systems, inverter-integrated compressors, EV relays, film capacitors, 12V energy recovery systems and more.