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Mitsubishi Electric Introduces EMIRAI 3 xDAS Assisted-driving Concept Car

Next-generation driving assistance technology contribute for safer, easier driving

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TOKYO, October 8, 2015- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today its EMIRAI 3 xDAS, concept car featuring next-generation driving-assistance technology that promises to enhance the safety and comfort of driving. EMIRAI 3 xDAS will be exhibited during the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex in Tokyo, Japan from October 29 to November 8.

EMIRAI 3 xDAS

EMIRAI 3 xDAS

EMIRAI 3 xDAS interior

EMIRAI 3 xDAS interior

Building on the EMIRAI 2 xDAS, which was introduced at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi Electric has developed the EMIRAI 3 xDAS, with evolved technologies for human machine interface (HMI), driver sensing, telematics, and light control, under the theme of "Feelings come true."

HMI

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Multi-bonding display
- LCDs panels on the dashboard and center console are laminated with and optical bonding process for high visibility and operability, as well as aesthetic harmony with vehicle interiors.
- Larger images are achieved without larger LCDs by narrowing the widths between separate displays.
- High-visibility panels reduce reflections thanks to optical-bonding and optical-design technologies.
- Display items can be changed according to user preferences. Cloud content synchronization and selectable contents layouts enable drivers to create highly personalized interiors.
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Minimized eye movement
- In-vehicle equipment can be operated without having to look at the display. The operator's hand profile and motions are detected for simplified adjustment of air temperature and music volume.
- Wearable device vibrates to notify specific passengers of information, etc. as required.
- Overwrite input function, which was co-developed with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, allows the driver to write on top of characters without confirming each time.
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Combiner 3D Head-up display (HUD)
- The HUD, which appears in the combiner provides three-dimensional images of objects up to more than 10 meters ahead of the driver so that the driver can keep their eyes on the road ahead.
- 3D imaging with binocular disparity on Head-up Display.
- Adjusts the display's position in the combiner according to specific situations, such as when turning driving on an expressway, etc., for safer, easier driving.

Driver sensing

- The driver's operating condition is sensed with a camera and a cardiograph that is based on a non-contact cardiograph co-developed with the National University Corporation Kyushu Institute of Technology. The driver's face direction and line of sight are sensed via a camera.
- Safe-driving support and predictive assistance based on driver behavior.
- Proactive analysis of map data, for example, to identify intersections with poor visibility, and then display side-camera views looking up and down the cross street. Further, the system learns to react automatically whenever the same location/situation is reencountered.

Telematics

- A cloud-based application analyzes the driver's physical condition by comparing current behavior with past behavioral data stored in the cloud. If fatigue is detected, suitable rest stops are recommended.
- Collects and shares information on dangerous locations. Also provides remote control of home appliances.