Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America's Next Generation In-Vehicle Infotainment Platform Brings Advanced Capabilities

 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America's Next Generation In-Vehicle
     Infotainment Platform Brings Advanced Capabilities And Unprecedented
                                Upgradability

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of
America, an industry-leading supplier of mobile audio and in-vehicle
electrical systems, announced an upgrade of its in-car connected infotainment
platform. The latest upgrade includes an HTML5 web browser.

As announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the
latest version of Panasonic's platform is being used by Chevrolet to deploy a
flexible application framework on select 2014 Chevrolet models with the MyLink
infotainment system. The new framework will allow drivers to add apps and
features to their vehicle after the initial purchase, allowing vehicle
infotainment systems to improve over time. The framework includes an app
catalog that will allow vehicle owners to choose from a menu of available
applications specifically designed for the in-vehicle experience.

"Customers now expect their vehicle to be an integral part of their fully
connected lifestyle. Panasonic's automotive platform brings our expertise in
fully connected home solutions to the vehicle, enabling our customers to
deploy compelling connected features to automotive consumers," said Tom
Gebhardt, President of Panasonic Automotive Systems of America. "The HTML5 web
browser we've added to the platform is a key enabler for connected features
such as the Flexible Application Framework Chevrolet is launching on MyLink."

Chevrolet's MyLinkfeatures a high-resolution, full-color touch screen display
thatseamlessly integrates online services such asPandora®internet radio
andStitcher SmartRadio®via Bluetooth-enabled phones.

MyLink also enables speech recognition to initiate actions such as making
phone calls, selecting a radio station or playing music from a personal
device.

"GM customers will soon be able to personalize and update the apps in their
vehicles," said GM Chief Infotainment Officer Phil Abram, "compared to today,
when you purchase a vehicle and the infotainment features are fixed and remain
the same throughout the ownership experience."

Panasonic's long history of advanced technology development, local engineering
resources, supplier partnerships, worldwide production and global sourcing has
allowed the company to leverage its global experience and capability to
deliver an automotive platform that enablers their customers to deploy
features and capabilities that are key market differentiators in today's
extremely competitive automotive market.

About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Based in Peachtree City, Ga., with Detroit-area operations located in
Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a
division company of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North
America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
(NYSE: PC) of Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and
producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer,
business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive
Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems
and components operations. For more information on Panasonic Automotive,
please visit: www.panasonic.com/business/automotive.

SOURCE Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Website: http://www.panasonic.com/business/automotive
Contact: David Stoyka, Marx Layne & Co., +1-248-855-6777,
dstoyka@marxlayne.com; or Dan Unger, Panasonic, +1-201-392-4571,
dan.unger@us.panasonic.com
 
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