Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announced a partnership to embed the Android operating system in its starting in 2021.
Under the technology partnership, vehicles sold by the Alliance members in many markets will utilize Android to provide turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps, access to automotive apps on the Google Play Store and to have the ability to answer calls and texts, control media, find information, and manage vehicle functions with voice using the built-in Google Assistant.
The Alliance will integrate Google applications and services into infotainment and cloud-based systems to enhance the experience for customers of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors brands.
The infotainment partnership forms part of Alliance moves to equip more vehicles with connectivity and cloud-based services as part of its Alliance 2022 mid-term plan.
Hadi Zablit, senior vice-president of business development at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said, “Our partnership with Google will offer owners of our vehicles rich user experiences that are currently available only outside the vehicle or, to a limited extent, by connecting an Android device to supported vehicles. We are building powerful connected and seamless on-board / off-board experiences into our vehicles in addition to the features of Google applications and services that many users are accustomed to, including Google Maps, the Google Assistant and the Google Play Store.”