Google, car companies to bring Android to cars
To achieve this, Google, together with Audi, General Motors (GM), Honda, Hyundai and processor chip company Nvidia, launched the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA).
The OAA wants to accelerate auto innovation with an approach that offers openness, customization and scale, the companies said in a news release.
“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. And it will create new opportunities for developers to extend the variety and depth of the Android app ecosystem,” Patrick Brady, director of Android engineering said in a blog post.
The alliance is also developing new Android platform features that will enable the car to become a connected Android device, they said, adding that more details about that will follow soon.