The start of the year 2021 could see millions of cars all over the world have media displays, which would be powered by the Android Operating System of Google. The reason for this possibility is that Google is getting partnered with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance that sells more number of cars compared to any other carmaker in a collective manner, for building the operating system behind the entertainment as well as the GPS. Both these new systems would offer applications through the Play Store, navigation could be carried out through Google Maps and Google Assistant would provide with the voice commands.
Kal Mos, the Global VP of connected vehicles for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said through a statement that in the future, the Google Assistant, which helps in employing the leading Artificial Intelligence technology of Google, can actually turn out to be the main way through which customers would be able to carry out their interactions with their vehicles.
In the year 2017, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance had gone on to sell 10.6 million cars all over the world and it had sold 5.54 million vehicles by 30th June this year. So, people would have similar expectations even for the year 2018. Android will not come up on these branded cars for the next three years, so the maximum number of vehicles, which Google finally brings their Android feature too, could go on to differ quite considerably. The alliance makes the estimation that it would be selling in excess of 14 million cars in the year 2022.
The Wall Street Journal made a note of the fact that Google has been looking to make an attempt to get inside the car segment for more than 10 years. The efforts have been, to some extent, been hampered because automotive companies look at Google along with other tech giants as potent competitors, who might try to get hold of their data related to the number of users for profit. A number of automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW also prefer to create their own set of GPS systems, rather than allowing companies like Google to come in but they have faced difficulties in getting their technology streamlined.