The two companies submitted in early January a platform of entertainment and information for the German brand vehicles using the operating system megabuscador. In June, Apple announced a similar initiative for iOS
Google seeks to further expand the domain of Android smartphones to new horizons and now, in a joint collaboration with German Audi, take your OS into cars.
The Mountain View company and the German automaker working on a source of entertainment and information system based on Android to incorporate brand vehicles, according to The Wall Street Journal. Also, Google would be working with the Nvidia chip company “to establish Android as an important technology for future vehicles.”
The Android platform for Audi models would be to allow the driver and passengers of the vehicle to access music, applications and navigation systems in the same way you can do it from their phones.
Google’s mobile platform would be embedded in the hardware of the car, ie the vehicle run Android applications, instead of simply integrated with the phone and the apps that run on it.
Audi and Google initiative would be released during the first days of January, as part of the 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas between 7 and 10 next month.
During the event, Audi is expected to make further announcements about the development of management technologies without driver.
Thus, Google will seek to make further progress against archrival Apple on integration of its mobile operating system with automobiles.
In this sense, the apple company announced in June that he was working with a number of automakers to integrate their mobile devices with the car, so that the vehicle espeje display what the user has on their iPhone or iPad.
As Apple explained at the time, had already signed agreements with Honda, are Mercedes, BMW, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Jaguar, among others, to incorporate the system into their vehicles in 2014.