Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is teaming up with Google to equip their vehicles with "intelligent" infotainment systems, according to a news release.
The technology partnership will see Google embedding its Android operating system in vehicles sold by the Alliance, ensuring that "intelligent" infotainment and customer-focused applications are spread across multiple models and brands. The implementation of these technologies will begin in 2021.
"Under the technology partnership, vehicles sold by the Alliance members in many markets will utilize Android, the world's most popular operating system, and will provide turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps, access to a rich ecosystem of automotive apps on the Google Play Store and have the ability to answer calls and texts, control media, find information, and manage vehicle functions with voice using the built in Google Assistant," said Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
Google's applications and services will be integrated into both infotainment and cloud-based systems to further improve the user experience. Each Alliance brand will have the ability to create a unique customer interface, as opposed to sticking with the common Android platform.
The Alliance-Google partnership is part of the carmaker's 2022 mid-term plan to equip more of its vehicles with connectivity and cloud-based services.
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