Google together with Audi, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda, and NVIDIA pioneer the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) in bringing the Android platform to cars.
OAA is actually a global alliance of both technology and auto industry leaders that envisions car technology to be safer, more seamless, and more intuitive on and off the road. With millions of Android mobile users on smartphones and tablets worldwide, integrating the platform on these cars would optimize the driving experience while listening to music, navigating through roads, safely assisting calls, messages, and even with alerts and notifications.
Actually, Android platform’s open development model would not just inspire, but catapult innovation for both automakers and software developers to deliver powerful controls, connectivity, and experience for the drivers. It may be the right time for the car to be said as the ultimate mobile computer, even literally.
Apple already initiated an effort with iOS in the car, powered by Siri, and it’s much like bringing your phone screen on the dashboard display. The likes of Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Volvo, and other car makers are also in the loop and expected to also come out with an iOS display this year.