Google Unveils Open Automotive Alliance – Brings Android To The Road
We are connected almost anywhere. At work, at home, wherever we are, we are somehow connected. Even some TVs and refrigerators connect to Twitter and Facebook! But the one place that has never had a good way to connect was our cars. Google is looking to fix that. Today at CES 2014 they announced the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). This brings Android to your car meaning that you would be able to access your music, photos, and of course Google Search to your car. Google says that they will bring a “driving optimized” experience. Goodbye to those horrible, laggy, just plain terrible in-car systems of yesterday and brings a real in-car system. Google made the statement below on the possibilities of this new system:
Today, millions of people already bring Android phones and tablets into their cars, but it’s not yet a driving-optimized experience. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring your favorite apps and music with you, and use them safely with your car’s built-in controls and in-dash display? Together with our OAA partners, we’re working to enable new forms of integration with Android devices, and adapting Android for the car to make driving safer, easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Putting Android in the car will bring drivers apps and services they already know and love, while enabling automakers to more easily deliver cutting-edge technology to their customers. And it will create new opportunities for developers to extend the variety and depth of the Android app ecosystem in new, exciting and safe ways.
We still haven’t seen what the tech will look like or when it will be available but Google says to watch out for updates later this year. They have partnered with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and NVIDIA to bring this to reality.