Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
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The Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has inked a deal with Google

The Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has inked a deal with Google

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in all its vehicles.

Under the technology partnership, vehicles sold by the Alliance members in many markets will utilise the Android operating system, and will provide turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps as also access to automotive apps on the Google Play Store.

Google Assistant through Android Auto can find out search information, which will be read out to you through your in-car sound system, and even be used to tell you your petrol levels or lock your doors if your vehicle supports that feature.

"Our partnership with Google will offer owners of our vehicles rich user experiences that are available only outside the vehicle or, to a limited extent, by connecting an Android device to supported vehicles", Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Senior VP of Business Development Hadi Zablit said.

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and Google have announced a technology partnership to power the former's next-gen vehicle infotainment systems with Android operating system. Android will also facilitate over-the-air updates and remote diagnostics in Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi vehicles.


The aforementioned features and applications will all be part of a shared infotainment platform between the three carmakers, but each brand "will have flexibility to create a unique customer interface and specific features on top of the common Android platform", the Alliance says.

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.

Nissan and the alliance said the move to Android will provide "intelligent" and "customer-focused" apps for its cars.

The company announced that Assistant support has begun rolling out to Android TV and Android Auto in Australia from this week, so expect to see both apps update with voice support in the coming days - whether it's in your vehicle, on your Android smartphone, or on your TV.

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