Google to Launch Android OS Cars
Google and a group of vehicle manufacturers are planning to bring Android OS to cars with the launch of a new group called the Open Automotive Alliance. The alliance along with Google, consists of GM, Honda, Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia, and will focus on bringing the successful mobile operating system to in-car entertainment systems “in a way that is purpose built for cars.” The first cars with Android integration are planned for launch by the end of 2014.
The group outlines in a press release, its plans for the future. TATA Motors the Indian car maker who own Jaguar and Land Rover are also looking to join the group and it hopes to add more automakers and technology companies down the line. At the moment its focus is to develop Android so that it will allow developers to easily add car modes to their apps.