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2018-09-19 06:42
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Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the search giant's Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance's dashboard media systems.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said that it's entering into a technology partnership with Google to embed Android-based next-generation infotainment systems into millions of cars starting in 2021.

Combining cars and phones

The deal means drivers will be able to access Google apps like its maps navigation software or its voice-operated assistant without needing their phones.

READ: Google aiming for Android in cars

Android powers 80% of the world's smartphones but the automaker said the system will also be compatible with devices running Apple's mobile operating system and others.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is one of the world's biggest automaking groups. It sold a combined 10.6 million vehicles last year and aims to raise that to 14 million by 2022.

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