Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jan 2014 11:13 UTC
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Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014. The OAA is dedicated to a common platform that will drive innovation, and make technology in the car safer and more intuitive for everyone.

A potentially very lucrative market.

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RE: ugh
by robmv on Mon 6th Jan 2014 17:34 UTC in reply to "ugh"
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The website FAQ say it is a two parts effort:

We're working with our partners to enable better integration between cars and Android devices in order to create a safer, car optimized experience. We're also developing new Android platform features that will enable the car itself to become a connected Android device. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

As I understand this is:

1- Interface from you smartphone and the Car infotainment OS with enhancements to the smartphone side Android
2- Be able to use Android as the infotainment OS

So, car manufactures that are already implementing their own OS can interface with Android smartphones and those that want to use Android on the infotainment platform itself will be able to do it

Edited 2014-01-06 17:35 UTC

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