January 9, 2014
Google joins hands with automobile manufacturers for Android-compatible cars
Now that phones have turned smarter, Google has decided to give cars a dash of intelligence too! If you’ve been under the vague impression that modern-day cars can’t get any smarter, with all their self-parking, voice-communicating and safety features, get a hold of this. The search-engine giant is partnering with Audi and a bunch of other automotive bigwigs to have Android devices integrated with cars that’ll roll off assembly lines in the near future. In cooperation with Audi, GM, Honda, and Hyundai and chipmaker Nvidia, Google recently formed the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), an organization hell-bent on making cars of the future smarter.
According to the official description of the partnership, “The members of the Open Automotive Alliance share a vision for the connected car, and are committed to collaborating around a common platform to make this vision a reality” while the OOA’s vision reads, “vision for making technology in the car safer, more seamless and more intuitive for everyone.” That said, we can’t stop imagining car buyers in the future first deciding on a smartphone platform to sail with before buying a car! Simply put, we expect cars of the future to be available in iOS, Android and Windows-compatible models!
[Via – Android-Authority]