Job listing shows Google gearing up to challenge iOS in the Car with "Projected Mode"

Job listing shows Google gearing up to challenge iOS in the Car with "Projected Mode"
A job listing from car maker Daimler-Benz might have leaked Google's development of an in-dash version of Android to challenge Apple's iOS in the Car. The latter is expected to be officially announced this coming week at the Geneva Motor Show. The in-dashboard OS is expected to be supported by a trio of manufacturers off the bat, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

The job listing says that Daimler-Benz is seeking a software engineer to help the company with Google's upcoming in-dash system called "Google Projected Mode," which is apparently a way to "seamlessly integrate" an Android powered smartphone into the dashboard. Daimler says that the system will be "in all Mercedes-Benz vehicles in all markets worldwide." The ad also notes that messaging, calls, media playback and navigation would be handled through the car's control system.

Back in January, Google announced the Open Automotive Alliance to bring the Android platform to automobiles in 2014.

source: Engadget


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