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Google and Audi working on Android car systems

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Google and Audi working on Android car systems
There has been plenty of talk recently about Apple's move to bring Siri and iOS to in-car systems, but obviously there was eventually going to be competition. A new report from The Wall Street Journal is saying that at CES next week Google and Audi are planning to announce in-car systems based on Android. The report says that the plans are surrounding "in-car entertainment and information systems", and the plans don't stop with Audi. 

Google is also working with NVIDIA and other automotive and tech companies to bring Android to in-car systems, complete with music, navigation, and all the apps and services that you would expect from Android. Google already provides Google Maps data and navigation to Audi as well as Toyota and Tesla Motors. Thilo Koslowski, an analyst for Gartner said of the move:

The car is becoming the ultimate mobile device. Apple and Google see that and are trying to line up allies to bring their technology into the vehicle.

Last June, Apple announced its "iOS in the Car" initiative, and has since gathered the support of various car makers, like BMW, General Motors, and Honda. Honda has already started rolling out cars with Siri and iOS integration, but there is no word yet on when to expect cars with Android built-in.

source: WSJ

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posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:25

1. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I can see tech has evolved so much, but its not enough I want to see more.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:51 1

2. apurb.lal (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


On one side of tech arena are the company like google who try to unify and contribute more and more to various aspects of tech world and on the other side are the companies like Apple and Samsung who only know how to commercialize everything..Following Google, Apple will announce an iCAR, get a patent for it, meanwhile sammy will come with something similar and they will keep battling in court....

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:23

3. dratomic (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


s car

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:26

4. dratomic (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


in car infotainment system in audi is ok. but mercs do way better in this aspect. btw i like having a android car system that i can install mx player on and watch all my music videos without converting :)

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:38

5. ntalbert (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


I think it would better to have a system to integrate the users phone, regardless of which os its using onto an interactive screen. On connection, via Bluetooth, nfc or cable, it launches an app to give special features to be used in the vehicle, all custom to whatever the platform can handle or would like to show off.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:40

6. ntalbert (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


That way, if the car you want or have has that system but your phone is the opposite platform, you don't have to make any changes

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 15:05

7. xfire99 (Posts: 570; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


No need to wait:
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57559136-48/car-techs-guide-to-using-your-android-phone-in-the-car/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0o1zkqEuec#t=180

http://ca-fi.com/en/

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 15:26

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


http://www.mapmyindia.com/in-dash-avn/universal-2-din/icenav-501

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 16:55

9. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Best choice, Audi. Android is the best mobile OS. And Google Maps has the most updated & complete database.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 03:13

10. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


how about a android car with self driven with navigation.lol

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 12:13

11. ChafedBanana (Posts: 360; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


There already is aftermarket in dash car audio systems that run Android 4.0.

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