Yandex has become the official supplier of in-car infotainment systems for Russia automotive brands – Renault, Nissan, and AvtoVAZ/LADA.
Now drivers of Renault, Nissan, and AvtoVAZ/LADA cars will be able to use Yandex’s intelligent voice assistant, Alice, to safely interact with Yandex’s most popular services while on the road. Drivers can ask Alice for directions, search for points of interest, launch turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic data and stream their favorite music from the cloud.
Yandex.Auto in-vehicle infotainment system was launched in 2017 with the goal of offering users an easy and safe way to access Yandex services while on the move. Since then, the infotainment system has been installed in over a hundred thousand new cars and has also been deployed in almost 10,000 cars in the Yandex.Drive car-sharing fleet.
Select models of new cars from Toyota, Nissan, Renault, and Chery currently ship with Yandex.Auto as the standard infotainment system. The partnership announced today will bring Yandex.Auto to a greater number of Nissan and Renault models, and now cars from AvtoVAZ/LADA as well.
Owners of select models from carmakers such as Volkswagen, Skoda, and Hyundai can also replace the factory-standard infotainment system with an after-market Yandex.Auto solution.
In addition to personal vehicles, the majority of cars in the Yandex.Drive car-sharing fleet are equipped with Yandex.Auto.
Source: Press Release