Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi tap Google to power in-car systems

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi tap Google to power in-car systems

It will also give the tech company significant reach: Renault (RNLSY), Nissan (NSANF) and Mitsubishi (MSBHY) make up an alliance that sold 10.6 million vehicles a year ago.

While the announcement about Google becoming a part of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has been made jointly by the alliance, each will be working on their own customer interface and specific features to use on top of the Android platform. Starting in 2021, RNMA will put Android Auto in all of its supported vehicles, which means by 2022 Android Auto could be in millions of cars across the United States. Despite that concern, some automakers such as Honda, Volvo, and Audi, have embraced Google's services with Honda's current lineup, in particular, already using Android (albeit dated). The new version of the infotainment system will use Google Maps for turn-by-turn navigation, along with the Google Assistant for voice recognition and speech commands. The research found that drivers are able to make calls ...

He also said drivers will not be restricted to Google, and that they will be able to download other operating systems, including Apple iOS.

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- A planned launch of a dozen new zero-emission electric vehicles.

The Renault-Nissan alliance has picked Google's Android operating system to power its next-generation media system, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Importantly, this won't just be an Android head-unit grafted into cars.

Google's fighter: Google used its annual developer I/O in June to unveil Android Auto, a key feature of its latest operating system Android Lollipop.

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