"If you forget your phone, it will work perfectly fine in the auto", he said of Google's system. Under the technology partnership, vehicles sold by the Alliance members in many markets will use the Android operating system. In addition to getting information, users will be able to control various vehicle functions like they would on Google Home. Despite not being auto makers themselves (yet), the concern was whether Google would have the ability to mine valuable data from GPS systems which could then either monetize or be used to train its self-driving AI systems. This means the dashboard will better integrate Google's maps, app store and voice-activated assistant. Some carmakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW prefer to develop their own GPS systems, rather than giving Google an entry.
After the integration, Google's Android will bring to the cars all kinds of applications like the Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi lineups, which include significant sales of with affordable prices and known to be no-frills cars. But, a key friction point with carmakers has been the ownership of the valuable data that digital dashboards can collect about drivers.More news: South Africa Legalises Marijuana Use
Google will finally be entering the auto space. Today's partnership will enable the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to provide a user experience more on par with that available to consumers on their Android phones.
In 2017, Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi sold a combined 10.6 million vehicles in over 200 markets worldwide. Some use their own navigation systems that give drivers an alternative to Google's or Apple's maps.More news: Solanke Out Of Liverpool, Southampton Fixture
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi carmaking alliance said on Tuesday it will use Alphabet's Google Android operating system in future vehicles - handing a victory to the U.S. tech giant which seeks to carve out a bigger share of the infotainment market.
Other companies such as Volva have already made the decision to integrate Android OS into their newer models but no other company has yet to enter a joint venture with a company responsible for the creation and upkeep of these services. But Android vehicles - Google's approach is on a new level.More news: Researchers may have found Captain Cook's ship Endeavour