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: IOS in the car
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Jan 2014 02:58 UTC in reply to "IOS in the car"
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So I guess that by this time next week Android fan boys will totally act like Apple iOS in the car announcement wasn't first. And that this idea has been in the pipe line for years at Google. Its not a total copy of what Apple is trying to do. LOL!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_in_the_Car


iOS in the Car (abbreviated as iOSitC) is a new standard Apple Inc. is introducing for its iOS devices to be able to work with manufacturers' built-in in-car systems. It was unveiled during the opening keynote of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10, 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GENIVI

The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit consortium whose goal is to establish a globally competitive, Linux-based operating system, middleware and platform for the automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) industry.

The GENIVI Alliance was founded on March 2, 2009 by BMW Group, Delphi, GM, Intel, Magneti-Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Visteon, and Wind River Systems.


So getting back to your comment "fan boys will totally act like Apple iOS in the car announcement wasn't first" ... guess what? Apple iOS in the car most decidedly wasn't first. Not by a long shot. Linux in the car was negotiated in 2008 and has been up and running since 2009.

And I know, Microsoft has been in cars for years so that means Apple is following Microsoft and because of that they will get no credit for making it better and mass market if they do. LOL.

Sounds familiar.


Not only were Apple indeed following Microsoft, but both of them were following Linux.

Edited 2014-01-07 03:00 UTC

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