Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi with Google are going to make a next-generation infotainment. It will feature Google maps, Google assistant, Google Play store and more such features.
Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi have teamed up with Google for making next-generation infotainment systems. These systems will provide customer-focused applications across multiple brands and models. These systems will come on the cars from these brands, starting from 2021. This group is called ‘the Alliance’ and these infotainment systems will come in cars of these brands across various international markets. So let us see what this technology will offer us.
Basically, all of these infotainments coming in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi cars will come with Android features.
Now, let us tell you what all is going to come.
The infotainment system will provide turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps, access to automotive apps on Google Play and Google Assistant to answer calls and texts, control media, find information, and manage vehicle functions with voice.
However, Apple Users do not have to worry about anything!
This infotainment system will also work with iOS platforms and other operating platforms. Apple Users will get easy in-vehicle access to popular applications and technology. The range of Alliance vehicles (Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi) will share the platform. But, each brand will have the flexibility to create a unique custom interface and specific features on the infotainment.
Along with these features, it will also have cloud-based services onboard. The Cloud will provide next-generation infotainment systems with secure connectivity by offering a platform to integrate data management, infotainment systems and to facilitate over-the-air upgrades.
The Alliance with its member countries made a total sales figure of 10.6 million units. With the help of this upcoming infotainment system, it aims to increase the sales by up to 14 million units.
Along with this, the Alliance has also confirmed that it will launch 12 new zero-emission electric cars in India. It will get autonomous driving technologies, the upcoming infotainment system, and the Alliance Intelligence cloud services.
Kal Mos, Global Vice President of Alliance Connected Vehicles at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, added, “With the integration of the Android platform into our infotainment systems, we are adding a new level of intelligence to our connected vehicles. In the future, the Google Assistant, which employs Google’s leading AI technology, can become the main way customers interact with their vehicles, hands-free. With Google Maps and the Google Assistant embedded in Alliance infotainment systems, our customers will have some of the most advanced AI-based applications at their fingertips. And with in-vehicle access to the Google Play Store, our customers will enjoy an open and secure ecosystem of Android apps engineered for vehicles.”
You can watch the explanatory video here: