French automotive company, Renault recently pressed a cooperation contract with the world’s technology giant, Google. Renault and Google reportedly will develop a special software or software that will later be used and integrated into Renault cars in the future.
Adapted from Reuters on Wednesday (11/9/2022), the use of software from Google Cloud will accelerate end-to-end-based digital transformation that will be applied to various Renault car products in the future, Renault CEO Luca de Meo said the collaboration this will assist Renault in developing new onboard and offboard applications for their cars.
He said that in the development of this software from Google, Renault will use data analysis that will detect and resolve any malfunctions and systems of cars that are already integrated with this system. Furthermore, de Meo said that cars can adapt in developing this technology, one of which is integration with various public electric vehicle charging stations or SPKLU.
This collaboration between Renault and Google is not the first time this has happened. In 2018, the two companies had integrated the Android operating system made by Google into the entertainment system display for Renault cars which was similar to the smartphone screen display. In this latest partnership, Renault will move its entire operational model based on Google Cloud.
In this latest development, both Renault and Google will create a technology called the “Digital Twin” or a virtual carbon copy that has artificial intelligence or AI capabilities. Later, the use of this technology is claimed to be much easier than the use of previous technologies and has sustainable properties using over-the-air.
The CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai said that the collaboration with Renault is believed to provide a safer and more comfortable driving experience because it utilizes better connectivity. “We will bring together all the technology and expertise we have to provide a more personalized driving experience and in accordance with the evolving customer expectations,” said Pichai.