Google Is Partnering With Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi for Bringing Android to Millions of Carsdate_range
Google is looking forward to expand the reach of its Android Auto features. As a part of this move, Google has signed an agreement with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, an auto alliance that is biggest in the world. As per this agreement, the three manufacturers will be bringing Android to their vehicle dashboards. The system, which will be used for information as well as entertainment, would be present in millions of vehicles, as the auto alliance is noted for its numbers. The high-tech dashboards will be launched in 2021 and will be using Android Auto’s latest version at the time of the launch.
It is clear that Google has taken the right decision by partnering with this alliance, which was able to sell an amazing amount of 5.5 Million vehicles in the first half of 2018. Considering that the numbers are expected to go higher, Google will be able to bring its features — Google Maps and Google Assistant being the major ones — to at least 10 Million cars across the globe, within a year of its official launch. The alliance is ahead of another auto alliance that exists between Volkswagen and Toyota Motors. The alliance says that they are confident to bring Google into the infotainment systems.
As said earlier, Google Maps and Assistant would be the major features to be a part of the system. Of course, there will be extra features but they are going to be the key elements for the Google presence. Google says that the dashboard system will have support for Google Play Store, meaning that you can install apps that are custom-made for Android Auto. People who are in the alliance head believe that Google Maps is the right approach for seamless navigation, since a lot of people are already using the services via smartphones. Volkswagen and Volvo Cars are already planning to bring Google services to their systems.