Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will use Android from 2021 – Manageable via UEM?!

According to the Wall Street Journal, the alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will use Android for infotainment systems and displays in all vehicles from 2021 onwards. The Allianz sold over 5.5 million vehicles in the first half of 2018, more than Toyota and Volkswagen.

Especially sales representatives know it: You´re driving your car to a customer and have to call them. But what do you do if the IT / mobility department prohibits the export of business contacts via IT-Policies? When Bluetooth connections are used, internal data is synchronized / copied to devices that cannot be managed. Thus the connected devices like Smartwatches and Infotainmentsysteme represent the weakest link of the trust chain.

From 2021 the alliance of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi will use a full-fledged Android on the infotainment systems. Android Enterprise is a component of Android and Google Services. Thus MDM manufacturers, whose system are named UEM (Unified Endpoint Manager), could also connect these infotainment systems.
Thus, contacts, appointments and other internal data could be synchronized directly and optionally via VPN connection to the infotainment systems in the Android Enterprise Container. The data would be completely manageable and separated from the personal data.

The prerequisite here would of course be that Google or the car manufacturers use a non-adapted Android version, i.e. with all Google services. It would be desirable, since it takes the pressure off many admins, sales representatives and data protection officers.
There are explicit references to Google Maps, Play Store and the Google Assistant, so I assume a Vanilla Android version to be used in the cars.

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