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January 6, 2014

Google to launch Android OS to cars with Open Automotive Alliance with Audi, Honda, GM, and Hyundai

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Google and a group of vehicle manufacturers are planning to bring Android OS to cars with the launch of a new group called the Open Automotive Alliance. The alliance along with Google, consists of GM, Honda, Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia, and will focus on bringing the successful mobile operating system to in-car entertainment systems “in a way that is purpose built for cars.” The first cars with Android integration are planned for launch by the end of 2014.

The group outlines in a press release, (link below)  its plans for the future. TATA Motors the Indian car maker who own Jaguar and Land Rover are also looking to join the group and it hopes to add more automakers and technology companies down the line. At the moment its focus is to develop Android so that it will allow developers to easily add car modes to their apps.

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Source: Open Automotive Alliance

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini