Monday, January 6, 2014

Automotive: Google made a covenant with manufacturers and NVDIA ... - ZDNet

Business: Open Automotive Alliance announced at CES 2014 brings Google, Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and depth Nvidia


Since its inception, Android has Google, calling out of the world of smartphones and tablets. Mountain View giant has quickly eyed the side of the automotive world looking increasingly to connect its vehicles.

Obviously, the stab for Android is obvious. It is now a reality at CES 2014 through the establishment of an alliance between Google and manufacturers, in the same manner as in the early days of the green robot with the manufacturers of smartphones.

Open Automotive Alliance therefore meets Google, Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and depth Nvidia. It is therefore accelerate the standardization of embedded systems connected, inspired by Android and installed widely in automobiles.

The main objective is to allow drivers and passengers to access the same services and applications on an Android device.

like smartphones, Android car version as an open ecosystem to enable developers to create applications specific for this purpose.


“By integrating Android in cars, we provide drivers with the applications and services they already know and love, while enabling manufacturers to more easily provide technology to their client. What generate new opportunities for developers, “says Patrick Brady, Director of Engineering Android.

continued: “Would not it be great to get on with your favorite apps and music, and use them safely through the display and controls of the car Together with our? FAO partners, we work to enable new forms of integration with Android devices, and to adapt Android for the car to safer driving, easier and more enjoyable for everyone. “

embedded technology will rely on mobile broadband (4G).

Android car is however not new. Some initiatives have already taken place on the side of KIA example that offers an entertainment system based on green robot. And of course, other automakers are set to join the alliance.

Last June, Apple also announced its “iOS in the Car” already adopted by BMW, Daimler-Mercedes-Benz and Honda. CES 2014 will be also the occasion for several manufacturers of semiconductor announce plans around ARM processors dedicated to the automobile.

But if Google manages to crystallize manufacturers around him, as he did with the mobile manufacturer, Android could quickly establish itself as a standard in embedded systems. What generate new revenue lines and generous …

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