Google has officially announced the creation of an alliance with the major car manufacturers, which aims at better integration of Android-based devices with the onboard vehicle system. Information about the upcoming announcement was published late last month.The initiative
Google, called Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), joined Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai. The participants also entered the American developer of processors Nvidia.In
Google believe that in today’s world is of great importance consistent user interaction experience working with different types of computing devices. While today there are smartphones and tablets, and laptops and desktops based on Android, while automotive systems fall out of this list.
«Today, millions of people are using smartphones and tablets to Android in their cars. However, they do not get the proper level of convenience, – said Patrick Brady (Patrick Brady), head of the technical development of Android. – Would not it be great if you could bring your car in your favorite applications and music and use them with built-in control and on-board display? Together with our partners we will OAA closer integration with the Android-car devices that will improve the safety and driving pleasure ».
In the OAA emphasize that the most important priority for the alliance members is to improve road safety. “We do not want the driver while driving distracted by anything” – is available on the website of the alliance.
One of Google’s partners in the new venture – German carmaker Audi
Google believe that receive benefit from cooperation and car manufacturers, and users and application developers. First and second – due to greater integration in the world’s most popular mobile platform, the latest – with the ability to give their applications with new features.
The fact that Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai will equip their cars infotainment directly on Android, Google in a statement it does not go.
noteworthy that Honda and Hyundai also agreed to integrate into their cars support voice control Apple Siri, which come with the iPhone and iPad. Appropriate announcement was made a year ago. Siri – one of the functions of the mobile platform Apple iOS, second in popularity only to Android.
According to Google, the first cars with integrated support for Android, which will be developed under a partnership announced, expected to be available in late 2014