There are two most cool things that catch everybody’s eyes- Mobiles & Cars. Both procure status symbol & style. Have you ever thought of combing these together? Yes!!! Well, Google read your mind. Google along with the auto industry is committed to work together to introduce Android platforms into cars. Google along with automobile manufacturer companies Audi, General Motors (GM), Honda, Hyundai and the chipmaker company Nvidia formed the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) in order to make a car technology which is safe & intuitive. The OAA group is planning to mould it in the cars starting in 2014. This technology will allow developers to design & create new experiences to the drivers & the passengers in a safe way.
“The worlds of consumer and automotive technologies have never been more closely aligned, and this alliance will only pave the way for faster innovation, working towards a common ecosystems benefits driver safety above all.”
Head of Electrics/Electronics Development at AUDI AG
“Partnering with Google and the Open Automotive Alliance on an ecosystem that spans across vehicles and handheld mobile devices furthers our mission to bring vehicles into our owners digital lives and their digital lives into their vehicles. We see huge opportunities for the Android platform paired with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity in future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.”
President of General Motors’ Global Connected Consumer unit
“Millions of people are already familiar with Android and use it everyday. The expansion of the Android platform into automotive will allow our industry partners to more easily integrate mobile technology into cars and offer drivers a familiar, seamless experience so they can focus on the road.”
SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps at Google
“We are very pleased to join this alliance with Google as a founding member because Honda is committed to providing the very best connected-car experience to our customers. The Honda team is looking forward to collaborating with Google and all Open Automotive Alliance members to help advance the safety, value and ease of use of connected-car technologies.”
President, CEO and director of Honda R&D Co. Ltd.
“Through the Open Automotive Alliance, our customers using Android devices will soon be able to enjoy the continuous user experience in their Hyundai and Kia vehicles. By introducing the latest IT technologies safely and securely throughout our full range of vehicles, we continually strive to provide the highest levels of convenience and enhance the in-vehicle experience.”
Dr. Woong-Chul Yang,
Vice Chairman, R&D, Hyundai Motor Group
“The car is the ultimate mobile computer. With onboard supercomputing chips, futuristic cars of our dreams will no longer be science fiction. The Open Automotive Alliance will enable the car industry to bring these amazing cars to market faster.”
President and Chief Executive Officer, NVIDIA
How it the Open Automotive Alliance going to work
Now a days Smartphone is a daily life routine for many people. Specially android is the most used smartphone platform. It is used by millions of people in mobile, tablets, smartwatch, smart TVs etc. Automakers can use this platform to bring apps to work with the car. For example, your dashboard reminds you bring daily things when car reaches the store, play your favourite playlist from the phone, safe lock the car with various security applications or navigate with the help of Google maps. The drivers can perform various tasks without losing focus off the road
We all hope that we are going to see the first cars with android integration by the end of this year.
Article Contributed by: Neloy Lahiri