Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to launch Google-developed infotainment in 2021

Android displays for cars get boost from Google and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Android in your car: Google is working with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi on infotainment systems

Google maps will have a new presence in cars in 2021. The research found that drivers are able to make calls ...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google just announced a tech partnership that will result in Android operating systems being embedded in vehicles sold around the world by the French-Japanese alliance.

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has made a decision to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard.

The alliance, which sells more vehicles than any other carmaker, will debut the system in its vehicles from 2021, WSJ reported.

The displays will offer better integration of Google's maps, app store and voice-activated assistant from vehicle dashboards, and they'll start appearing in 2021.

FILE - This Friday Sept. 15, 2017 file photo shows the new logo of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance during a press conference in Paris, France.

The next generation of Android should have much better voice recognition than anything now in the auto industry, he said. Under the plan, the vehicle manufacturers hope to increase sales to more than 14 million units a year by the end of 2022 while also moving connected vehicle technology forward with the aid of Google.

Other CarPlay and Android Auto partners include Abarth, Audi, BMW, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Volvo (CarPlay on a Volvo vehicle pictured). Shares in TomTom (TMOAF), a Dutch company that makes navigation devices, plunged 24% in Amsterdam.

Google has poured more than $1 billion into Waymo, and ride hailing start-ups Lyft and Uber are also heavily invested in autonomous cars.

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