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
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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19 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Your car will be root.

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I drive a Mercedes, and while I think that it's cool that they are implementing Apple, and Google services, I really need MS/ Nokia to make sure Here, and Windows, services are available... ....................... Mercedes is my vehicle of choice, and I need the most compatibility with the devices that work great for me..

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Mercedes rocks! But yeah, would be cool if they could use something which is compable with all OS's.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, it's possible that these systems still might be compatible with other OS's.. We're still talking about Bluetooth here in sure.. I just would rather have my care equipped with certain services of my choice... Maybe these systems will have marketplaces where apps will be available.. Who knows.

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Android in the car......I don't think so. Imagine the reboots,viruses and lag lol! Gotta take the battery out the car to reset it lol!

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!.. I'm sure if this is Google Android we're talking about then the systems will be thoroughly tested to insure that they function seamlessly... We're talking about safety here... Another concern is security with cars being connected, and personal information being a factor... But, we'll see.

5. amirxd

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

lol...You will have Google ADs all over windows of the car!!!

8. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

So does in Nokia X too, GENIUS.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol.. Yall are crazy..

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I wonder why someone still says reboots, viruses, lag. Do you live in a cave, hater? Grow up, girl. It's 2014. You can't imagine? Google teams with Audi, GM and Honda:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-announces-Open-Automotive-Alliance-with-Audi-GM-others-pushing-Android-to-cars_id50976 Android in an oven:http://www.phonearena.com/news/48-inch-oven-incorporates-7-inch-Android-slate-costs-11999_id50965 - Smart TV - Console (Ouya, & etc) - NASA satelite:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Images-from-space-taken-by-NASAs-Android-smartphone-powered-satellites_id42636 - USB mini PChttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-arrives-in-a-74-mini-flash-drive-computer_id30295 - and the use in many embedded systems that's too much to be mentioned here.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I wish car's engine will not lag. Lol

19. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i have been doing Similar project at my comapny for last 8 months now and yes most of ur concerns are correct for a prototype :\

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Some noobs here still think android is locked with Google services and spammed with ads. They've never seen something like Meizu phone which has not Google services & ads. And too bad for the haters, my crappy android phone with 512 MB or RAM runs smoothly & stable.

10. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Haters gonna hate and morons will be morons. Personally, I think it's just jealousy because Android is dominating.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am active scanning my purchase on smart electrical appliances. Such as cleaning bots, smart microwave, air-con and washing machine. My next home need to be future proof smart home. Like Almost Human series.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, that's why you never here me put other platforms down.... Because it just makes you sound, pathetic, and jealous...

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Ok!!... You're right, and is pathetic how some users put Android down for the same old things over, and over.. Isn't that annoying? ...................... I'll take your side on this one.... Just make sure that you don't stoop to their level..

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Oh, yeah.. And, remember the other day when I asked you what device you have? Wasn't that you?.. If so, you never answered...

18. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No need to connect to iTunes to start/activate. Sounds good.

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