Google and Audi working on Android car systems

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:


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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11 Comments

11. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

5. ntalbert

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

6. ntalbert

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 30, 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

4. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 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 :)

2. apurb.lal

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 17, 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....

3. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

s car

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

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