P3 develops Renault’s first Android Automotive-powered infotainment system

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Developer P3 says it has been collaborating with the Renault Software Factory since 2019 to deliver one of the world’s first vehicles with a connected infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS.

Renault recently revealed the system in the new Megane E-TECH 100% Electric at the 2021 IAA in Munich, Germany. The vehicle will launch in the first quarter of 2022 with a customized human-machine interface (HMI) and Google apps and services.

These include optimized Google Maps and Google Assistant as well as numerous offers in Google’s app ecosystem via its Play store. According to the company, a growing number of third-party apps will be available over time through adaptation to meet Google’s in-car guidelines.

According to P3, successful delivery of a high-end Android Automotive OS system in a short time to market was possible thanks to various key factors including a strong partnership approach, a scaled agile working model, a stable delivery pipeline, scalable architecture aligned with Google’s guidelines and automated end-to-end testing.

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