Google launches Android automotive consortium

Google announced an Open Automotive Alliance with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and Nvidia to ease integration with Android and standardize Android IVI systems. The Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) is ‘dedicated to a common platform that will drive innovation, and make technology in the car safer and more intuitive for everyone,’ says the group. The OAA is further committed to ‘bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.’ In its FAQ, the OAA suggests that this is not a full-blown Android in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, but rather a standardized integration stack between automotive systems and mobile Android devices.

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