Google Android and Apple iOS working to integrate with Honda / Acura vehicles
Google has just announced that it’s joining up with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. Basically they are planning to integrate Android into automobiles. The new alliance is geared towards brining mobile and tablet technology into your vehicles dashboard to provide a more user-friendly experience. The announcement confirms last weeks rumors suggesting Audi was working with google on an Android project.
In a blog post, Patrick Brady, Director of Android Engineering, writes:
Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring your favorite apps and music with you, and use them safely with your car’s built-in controls and in-dash display? Together with our OAA partners, we’re working to enable new forms of integration with Android devices, and adapting Android for the car to make driving safer, easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Putting Android in the car will bring drivers apps and services they already know and love, while enabling automakers to more easily deliver cutting-edge technology to their customers.
This announcement shouldn’t come as much of a surprise following Apples announcement last june to integrated iOS into the car dash gathering support from BMW, Mercedez-Benz, GM and Honda.
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