OAA: Google Aims to Bring Android to Cars
Article by George Norman
On 06 Jan 2014
Google recently introduced the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance that aims to bring Android to cars starting this 2014. You see, as part of the Open Automotive Alliance, Google entered a partnership with automotive and technology leaders Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia. The goal of this partnership is to bring Android to cars andoffer cutting-edge technology to drivers.

“Millions of people are already familiar with Android and use it everyday,” said Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps at Google. “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.”

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Mountain View-based search engine giant Google was glad to announce that it entered a partnership with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia, thus forming the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance that aims to bring together two elements: the Android mobile operating system and the car. By offering openness, customization and scale, the OAA aims to accelerate auto innovation, bring Android to the open road, and offer a more enjoyable driving experience.

“Partnering with Google and the OAA 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,” said Mary Chan, President of General Motors' Global Connected Consumer unit. “We see huge opportunities for the Android platform paired with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity in future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.”

“The car is the ultimate mobile computer. With onboard supercomputing chips, futuristic cars of our dreams will no longer be science fiction,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. “The OAA will enable the car industry to bring these amazing cars to market faster.”




Tags: Google, Android, Open Automotive Alliance, OAA, Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nvidia
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