Plans for 12 EVs, Google-developed infotainment and over-the-air-updates are revealed
Jimi Beckwith
18 September 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has announced that it will launch a next-generation infotainment system in 2021, co-developed with tech giant Google. 

This system will be shared across all three brands, enabling its cars to take over-the-air updates and run remote diagnostics. The group claims the infotainment system will be one of the most intelligent on the market.

A Google Assistant system will also feature. This is a growing trend across the industry, with Mercedes introducing its MBUX infotainment system and the Volkswagen Group adopting Amazon’s Alexa assistant into its full line-up. 

Accompanying the infotainment will be systems operated from an online cloud, timed to coincide with the culmination of the mid-term plan in 2022. The Alliance Intelligent Cloud will make it possible to manage data collected from the brands’ cars and enable drivers to download Android apps onto their car’s infotainment system. 

Despite the link with Google and Android, the system will be compatible with other operating systems, most notably Apple’s iOS software. 

Last year, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced that it would invest £8.9 billion in the development and introduction of electric and autonomous cars, which will be built on one of four platforms shared across the alliance. 

Twelve EV models, spread across all three brands, will feature varying levels of autonomous technology as Nissan proliferates its Propilot system, first seen on the all-electric Leaf, as well as the Google-developed infotainment.

One of these EVs is confirmed to be an upcoming Nissan electric SUV, which will join the brand’s line-up as a production version of the IMx concept, first revealed at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. It is aimed at matching the level of success that the Qashqai achieved when it was introduced in 2007. 

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18 September 2018

"Accompanying the infotainment will be systems operated from an online cloud, timed to coincide with the culmination of the mid-term plan in 2022. The Alliance Intelligent Cloud will make it possible to manage data collected from the brands’ cars and enable drivers to download Android apps onto their car’s infotainment system."

Colin Chapman will be turning in his grave.

 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

18 September 2018
xxxx wrote:

"Accompanying the infotainment will be systems operated from an online cloud, timed to coincide with the culmination of the mid-term plan in 2022. The Alliance Intelligent Cloud will make it possible to manage data collected from the brands’ cars and enable drivers to download Android apps onto their car’s infotainment system."

Colin Chapman will be turning in his grave.

 

I dont see why, infotainment wasnt even invented when he was alive and if youre suggesting hed be spinning in his grave due to the aditional weight, it wont add much more than 2kgs tops.

XXXX just went POP.

19 September 2018
typos1 wrote:

xxxx wrote:

"Accompanying the infotainment will be systems operated from an online cloud, timed to coincide with the culmination of the mid-term plan in 2022. The Alliance Intelligent Cloud will make it possible to manage data collected from the brands’ cars and enable drivers to download Android apps onto their car’s infotainment system."

Colin Chapman will be turning in his grave.

 

I dont see why, infotainment wasnt even invented when he was alive and if youre suggesting hed be spinning in his grave due to the aditional weight, it wont add much more than 2kgs tops.

Obviously he won't really spin, it's a phase. Think before typing!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

18 September 2018

Hope it works like we imagine it to when the word 'Google' is mentioned.

All the sales staff and brochures spoke of the Honda HR-V we bought as having an Android based infotainment system.

 

What can I say other than tell you that the system apparently integrated with a few of Apple's apps but it wouldn't work at all with Android. I fact as most of the press have come to realise with modern Honda infortainment systems, unlike your Android phone, not only are they are a nighmare to use but already look very dated.

18 September 2018
scotty5 wrote:

Hope it works like we imagine it to when the word 'Google' is mentioned.

All the sales staff and brochures spoke of the Honda HR-V we bought as having an Android based infotainment system.

 

What can I say other than tell you that the system apparently integrated with a few of Apple's apps but it wouldn't work at all with Android. I fact as most of the press have come to realise with modern Honda infortainment systems, unlike your Android phone, not only are they are a nighmare to use but already look very dated.

Better to get an OEM look aftermarket Android headunit instead.

XXXX just went POP.

18 September 2018
Of an Android app that I'd actually want to download to my car's infotainment system. I like a radio with at leasta6 presets and an easy button for turning the traffic news on and off, boggo cruise control, and satnav (though I usually use my phone for satnav anyway.
I'm permanently behind the curve tech wise...but if anyone could tell me what I'm missing I'd be very appreciative.

(I suppose some sort of app for booking in main dealer services in brand new cars might be useful...but I only buy used and generally shop around for MOTs and services)

11 December 2018

Having google integrated infotainment system onboard makes it easier to connect the devices to the car in a seamless way and make it more effective while navigation or controlling various functionalities. Hope to see the new system rolled out soon. wedding photo enhancement

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