major Panasonic showcased several innovative technologies that support a wide
range of mobility and mobility services, including the conceptual model,
"SPACe_C" (for Sharing Panasonic Autonomous Connected e-Mobility)
which is comprised of a powertrain base and a detachable cabin on top.
showcased an environmentally conscious, safe and comfortable lifestyle by
supporting the mobility of people and things and proposing new ways of utilising
48V EPOWERTRAIN & SPACE_C
"48v ePowertrain Platform" that Panasonic introduced in CES 2018 has
evolved. With the same volume, the new powertrain boasts double the output and
will help make compact EVs more lightweight, maximise cabin space, and extend
which is comprised of the 48v ePowertrain Platform (drive unit) can be combined
with a variety of cabins (interior unit). It provides a solution that expands
possibilities for mobility by reducing costs and responding to multiple
purposes. SPACe_C is an acronym for Sharing, Pod, Autonomous, Connected,
e-Mobility, and Community (concept keywords for small mobility vehicles).
eMobility "SPACe_C" demonstrates how it will serve as a basic
infrastructure that connects products and people, and support people's lives
and revitalise communities. As an example of how this solution may be applied,
Panasonic had on display a "SPACe_C eMart" equipped with a
refrigerated cabin, which is introducing a solution that can deliver fresh food
to consumers' desired locations.
demand for EVs is expected to expand rapidly, along with a wide variety of new
mobility, which suit various lifestyles and uses in each region. The platform
Panasonic developed is an energy-efficient, safe powertrain that features
integrated compactness, high efficiency, and flexible scalability. The platform
will help reduce costs and lead time for vehicle development by scaling up or
down the combination of basic units in accordance with vehicle specifications
such as size, speed and torque.
new platform consists of basic units, including a power unit (with an on-board
charger, junction box, inverter and DC-to-DC converter) and a motor unit. The
output is 18 kW, which is double that of the conventional product (8 kW) for
the same volume (output density: two-fold). This has been achieved by reviewing
the motor design and cooling structure. The conventional product required parts
that consisted of two units to attain the same output. Due to the increased
output, the number of units required has been reduced to one, resulting in the
reduced size of the platform. The new platform will help further reduce the
weight of small EVs, increase cabin space, and extend driving range. The
company will offer the new platform to various partners and continue to
contribute to the widespread use of EVs and creation of new businesses.
is a small mobility vehicle based on a new concept that employs the new
platform. It is designed to closely connect people with products and services,
support people’s lives, propose new applications for small mobility vehicles in
tourist and urban areas, and revitalize communities. The expected use case of
SPACe_C is to deliver temperature controlled food, packages for a consumption
and online world, serve to educate riders while moving to location, act as a
meeting zone for busy professionals, become the next hot retail pop-up store as
a delicious food truck to feed hungry travelers or merely for people to utilize
to get around town.
vehicle can be separated into upper and lower structures so that it can meet
the needs for small mobility vehicles in various regions in the world. The
upper structure is a cabin for transporting people and products, and for
offering services. The lower structure is e-Torta, which serves as the basis
for small mobility vehicles and includes the 48V ePowertrain platform. e_Torta
is a coined word derived from Spanish by adding the Japanese concept of
oyagame-kogame (a baby turtle on the shell of a parent turtle).This name is
familiar-sounding to Japanese people and brings to mind the image of a parent
turtle that carries a baby turtle (i.e., transport of people, products, and
"SPACE_L" (LIVING SPACE
addition to automotive technologies that contribute to comfort, safety and
security, and the environment, Panasonic is combining its technologies
developed for lighting, air conditioning, air quality, seats, and various
sensors with the expertise and know-how gained through Panasonic Group's
System Solutions Brought to Life to
Harley-Davidson "LiveWire" Service
first electric motorcycle, LiveWire will be equipped with connected services.
Panasonic provides the system solution that utilises its telecommunications
unit (TCU) and OneConnect, connected service platform. This exhibit gave visitors
an overview of Panasonic's system solution, with examples showing that riders
will have access to (like checking their motorcycle's condition at all times as
well as the ability to track the motorcycle in case of theft).
Electric Assist Bicycles
cooperation with Kent International Inc., Panasonic will begin selling electric
assist bicycles in the U.S. in the fiscal year ending in March 2020. Three
models especially developed for the U.S. market using Panasonic Cycle
Technology's electric assist bicycle drive unit were on display.
Intelligent Transportation Solution
Panasonic is introduced the V2X platform, "CIRRUS by Panasonic" which
will realize a connected mobility world. The CIRRUS by Panasonic platform is an
open architecture, enabling a wide range of partners and strategic alliances.
Panasonic has recreated a network operation center to demonstrate the proof of
concept work Panasonic is currently undertaking together with the Colorado
Department of Transport (CDOT).
is introduced a security system that can significantly reduce costs of
identifying and fixing vulnerabilities. By combining an AI-assisted
cyber-attack detection specifically developed for automotive applications, that
the system can quickly detect cyber-attacks that are becoming more and more
sophisticated, and SIEM, which analyses logs and makes threats visible.
section introduced NEXT, a new generation in-flight service platform, as well
as a concept passenger seat that supports a comfortable in-flight experience
under the theme "Wellness."
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