The next car maker to employ a Tesla-style over-sized screen to control all car functions is Mitsubishi.
A 12.1 inch touchscreen replaces the entire center console so that nearly every function of the vehicle is controlled by touchscreen plus a 488 x240 heads up display that projects on to the windshield.
The screen is super-flexible as it can switch to ½ screen or 1/3rd screen to display navigation only, or navigation + media player or navigation + media player+ climate controls.
This is an Android car, not Android Auto, but the system is running on a version of Android.
Mitsubishi claims this system is “cost effective.” Called the FLEXConnect.IVI, it claims to require only minimal attention from the driver.
Information can be shared among the 3 different displays in the car (there’s also a 12.3 inch instrument cluster).
Mitsubishi doesn’t state when the new system will ship but 9to5Google speculates it will appear in the 2016 cars appearing later this year.
Photo via Mitsubishi. It said, “The Cadillac is strictly a demo vehicle that Mitsubishi has used for the IVI.”