Google and several other automotive companies are partnering to bring Android to vehicles by launching a new organization called the Open Automotive Alliance. The partnership includes Google, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Audi, and NVIDIA. The first vehicles to get Android integration will arrive in 2014.
?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,? stated 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 Open Automotive Alliance is already working with the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure safety.