Android Auto soon on board

You may have heard about the Open Automotive Alliance, announced by Google in early january - during the CES in Las Vegas. This initiative has been backed since the beginning by Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai, including also Nvidia.

A few days ago, the Internet giant has unveiled the name of its on board interface, called Android Auto. This system enables the replication of Android mobile phones display on the on-board screen. With remote controls on the steering wheel and voice recognition, the driver can access to navigation (Google Maps), music (Google Play Music, plus Pandora and Spotify) and of course hands-free phone calls.

The other major announcement was the list of new partners. Almost all OEMs have decided to join the competitor of Apple's CarPlay.

New members include Bentley, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, Infiniti, Maserati, Mazda, Nissan, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo. In addition, you can find also OEM suppliers (Clarion, Delphi, Harman, JVC Kenwood, Panasonic, Parrot, Pioneer), automotive electronics suppliers (Freescale, Fujitsu Ten, Renesas), telecom companies (LG), plus a few others (CloudCar, Symphony Teleca).

First cars powered by Android Auto will roll out in a few months.


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