Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have collaborated to embed an Android operating system for the vehicle sold by the alliance. This will give a customer-centric and innovative application that will serve in many models and brands as well. The operation is scheduled to commence in 2021.
With this partnership, products sold by the alliance members in the many international markets will make use of Android, providing turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps and will be powered by the voice-activated control to answer calls and texts, find information, control media, and also access to vehicle functions, using the built-in Google Assistant.
Speaking on this, 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.”
In 2017, the alliance members as a whole sold 10.6 million units of vehicles in 200 markets and will integrate the Google applications and services with infotainment and cloud-based system, in order to enhance customer experience. The Android platform will be shared with the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors vehicles give a special customer interface with more feature than the common Android platform. By combining the latest technologies from the Alliance and Google, the Alliance member companies’ vehicles will have one of the most intelligent infotainment systems in the market.
It is the first anniversary of the mid-term plan that coincides with this announcement and symbolizes the focus of the alliance on next-generation technology. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is also focusing to increase its sales by more than 14 million units by the late-2022. Under this plan, 12 new zero-emission electric vehicles, new autonomous-driving technologies and the ongoing rollout of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud will also see their launch.