Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi joins with Google to create new car infotainment systems

Global conglomerate Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has joined forces with the mighty Google to develop next-generation car infotainment setups.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi joins with Google to create new car infotainment systems

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has announced a tie-up with tech-giant Google to develop its next-generation intelligent infotainment systems – in a scheme that is scheduled for roll-out in cars from 2021.

The Android-based set-up will provide “intelligent infotainment and customer-focused applications across multiple models and brands”. It’ll incorporate navigation in the form of Google Maps, as well as access to a suite of third-party apps on the Google Play Store. Google Assistant will also feature, allowing users to control the car’s functions via voice recognition.

Apple CarPlay review and user guide

Each of the three automotive pillars will utilise the same basic system, re-skinned to offer a unique user interface. That means that while the operating structure will remain similar, the graphics, fonts and menu structure on a Renault may differ to those in a Nissan or Mitsubishi.

The systems will also feature Alliance Intelligent Cloud, offering secure connectivity and over-the-air updates. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi claims it will be one of the “most intelligent systems in the market”. It also insists the set-up will remain compatible with other operating systems, such as Apple iOS.

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.

Android Auto: everything you need to know

“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.”

The announcement coincides with the first anniversary of the Alliance’s ‘mid-term’ plan, which targets 14 million units (up from 10.6m in 2017) per year by the end of 2022. The plan involves the launch of 12 new zero-emissions vehicles.

Can the Alliance set the standard for in-car infotainment with Google's help? Let us know in the comments...

Recommended

New Renault 5 electric car confirmed for production in 2024
Renault 5 at 2021 Munich show
Renault

New Renault 5 electric car confirmed for production in 2024

Retro-styled reborn R5 electric hatch will go on sale in 2024 with a starting price that could be around £17,500
7 Sep 2021
New 2022 Mobilize Limo unveiled with focus on car-sharing
Mobilize Limo
News

New 2022 Mobilize Limo unveiled with focus on car-sharing

Renault’s new Mobilize sub-brand has revealed the first of its four car-sharing models - the Limo
27 Aug 2021
New Renault 4 confirmed: retro electric crossover on the way
Renault 4 - front (watermarked)
Renault

New Renault 4 confirmed: retro electric crossover on the way

The new 4ever concept car will preview the forthcoming small, cheap and utilitarian EV
30 Jun 2021
Best 60s cars: the 30 greatest cars of the 1960s
Best cars of the 60s - header
Best cars & vans

Best 60s cars: the 30 greatest cars of the 1960s

The swinging sixties brought a vast array of unforgettable cars that would establish the path of the industry for decades to come. We pick our top 30 …
21 Jun 2021

Most Popular

New Kia EV6 2021 review
Kia EV6 front tracking
Kia EV6

New Kia EV6 2021 review

With a sporty drive, 300-plus miles of range and plenty of tech - could the new Kia EV6 be one of the best electric cars on sale?
19 Oct 2021
Cupra Born vs Mercedes EQA vs Volvo C40 Recharge: 2021 group test review
Cupra Born vs Mercedes EQA vs Volvo C40 Recharge
Car group tests

Cupra Born vs Mercedes EQA vs Volvo C40 Recharge: 2021 group test review

The all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge meets another premium wannabe in the Cupra Born. But can they beat the super-posh new Mercedes EQA?
19 Oct 2021
New Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2021 review
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT - front
Ford Mustang Mach-E

New Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2021 review

With 480bhp and a 310-mile range, does the new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT offers the perfect blend of performance and practicality? We find out...
19 Oct 2021