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Qualcomm works with Google to bring in-vehicle experiences to Renault

Renault Megane E-Tech infotainment system

Qualcomm Technologies has announced it will work with Google and Renault to design an in-vehicle experience for Renault’s next-generation electric vehicle (EV).

Renault will utilise the third-generation Snapdragon automotive cockpit platforms from Qualcomm Technologies to power the Renault Megane E-Tech's infotainment system.

The infotainment system, comprising of touchscreen infotainment displays for audio, visual and navigational functions, will include Google apps and services to provide applications such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play.

Thierry Cammal, alliance global vice president at Renault Software Factory, said: “Digital cockpits have quickly transformed how drivers and passengers interact with their vehicles, allowing for more personalization and enhanced comfort.

“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..

Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and general manager automotive at Qualcomm Technologies, said: “We recognize consumers’ and automakers’ increasing demands for intelligent and safe in-vehicle experiences, and we are proud to have our third generation Snapdragon automotive cockpit platforms play a role in helping meet these needs with the Megane E-Tech electric vehicles.

“We look forward to extending our long-term relationships with industry leaders like Google and Renault Group to reimagine and redesign the overall experience for drivers and passengers within this new digital age.”

The Megane E-Tech series will be powered by Android automotive operating system (AAOS).

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