Qualcomm and Renault to work with Google to design a “rich and immersive in-vehicle experience” for Renault’s next-generation electric vehicle

Renault Group has announced it will utilise the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms from Qualcomm Technologies to power what they say is the vehicle’s technically advanced infotainment system, which comprises portrait-sized touchscreen infotainment displays audiovisual and navigational functions— bringing ease of use and comfort to drivers and passengers.

ERTICO Network reports that the ITS World Congress partners add that to further enhance the experience for drivers and passengers, infotainment systems in the new Mégane E-TECH Electric will come equipped with built-in Google apps and services to not only provide intelligent infotainment and in-vehicle customer applications (such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play) but to also keep the vehicle fresh and current with evolving digital trends with its upgradeable capabilities.

The companies say the new Mégane E-TECH Electric’s infotainment system aims to meet the automotive industry’s requirements and consumers’ growing demand for premium in-vehicle experiences and underscore the Mégane E-TECH Electric’s position as a highly competitive electric vehicle in the market.

As the automotive industry’s first-announced scalable artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution, the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are designed to “transform in-vehicle experiences, supporting higher levels of computing and intelligence needed for advanced capabilities featured in next-generation vehicles, including highly intuitive AI experiences for in-car virtual assistance, natural interactions between the vehicle and driver, and contextual safety use cases”. Utilising 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, upcoming Mégane E-TECH Electric vehicles will be designed to deliver transformative experiences for drivers and passengers.

The Mégane E-TECH Electric’s digital cockpit is powered by Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS), utilizing Google’s technology to bring a new level of intelligence into their vehicles. With Google built-in, the Mégane E-TECH Electric will also feature hands-free help from Google Assistant, positionally precise navigational maps with Google Maps, as well as a rich ecosystem of automotive applications and services on Google Play that are connected and upgradeable.

“Digital cockpits have quickly transformed how drivers and passengers interact with their vehicles, allowing for more personalisation and enhanced comfort,” said Thierry Cammal, Alliance Global Vice President Renault Software Factory. “We believe that our continued work with Google and Qualcomm Technologies is critical to redefining in-vehicle experiences, allowing us to provide advanced features and capabilities to elevate the experiences for drivers and passengers.”

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