Tokyo, May 16, 2017

Technology

Mitsubishi Motors to Offer Genuine Android Auto™ Compatible App
- Expanded functions for "EV Support" charging spot search app -

Tokyo, May 16, 2017 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it has begun offering its charging spot search smartphone app "EV Support" for Mitsubishi Motors EV Support*1 members in Japan, with expanded features and support for Android Auto*2, via Google Play*2. MMC is the first automaker to distribute a genuine Android Auto compatible app*3.
 
Android Auto connects AndroidTM*2 smartphones to in-car display, which allows drivers to access smartphone functions such as to get directions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allow them to stay focus on the road.
By connecting an Android smartphone running the "EV Support" app to the Smartphone Link Display Audio*4 (SDA) in the MY2017 Outlander PHEV, users can search for charging spots or check their availability (In-use/Available) in real time on the SDA screen based on the latest information updated daily. Users can also share a charging spot on Google MapsTM*2 and set it as the route destination.
 
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Support program packaging various services including charging service for owners of the MiEV series and Outlander PHEV.
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Android, Android Auto, Google Play, and Google Maps are trademarks of registered trademarks of Google Inc.
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In-house research as of May 16, 2017.
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For details about the Smartphone Link Display Audio, please see: ,
 
MMC will continue to integrate cars and information networks with advanced connected car technologies, and aims to provide a wide variety of services and bring a greater richness to your time in these cars.