Android comes to the open road with Open Automotive Alliance

Android comes to the open road with Open Automotive Alliance

Android connected cars coming from a variety of industry players

Android is coming to your cars, and in a big way. Today sees the official announcement of Google’s latest initiative, the Open Automotive Alliance.

Partnering other players in the space such as Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia, the goal is to accelerate “auto innovation with an approach that offers openness, customization and scale”. Just like Google did with the Open Handset Alliance and smartphones, the Open Automotive Alliance should do for vehicles.

While we’ve seen some companies take a crack at integrating smartphones or tablets in the automobile, there are no standards yet. What’s more, it’s a wonky experience when it’s done. To say there’s room for improvement would be an understatement.

…Your favorite apps and music…safely with your car’s built-in controls and in-dash display…Working to enable new forms of integration with Android devices, and adapting Android for the car to make driving safer, easier and more enjoyable for everyone. …Enabling automakers to more easily deliver cutting-edge technology to their customers.

Let’s hope that other industry names join the fray and that innovation accelerates for the auto space as quickly as it has for smartphones. According to the OAA, we can expect to see the first cars with Android integration by the end of this year.

To learn more check out the official website of the Open Automotive Alliance.


About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6602 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Amazon announces unlimited Cloud Drive for $60 per year

Amazon today rolled out two new storage plans for customers to host their photos or media files online in its secure cloud. Available immediately, Amazon will offer a free three-month trial

News and Rumors

MetroPCS Adds Huawei M835 to Android Roster

Verizon isn’t the only carrier quietly growing their Android roster today.  MetroPCS has added the smallish Android 2.2-powered (Froyo) M835 to their smart phone lineup.  Priced at $79.99 after instant

News and Rumors

Qualcomm Snapdragon Devices to See Netflix First

The days of waiting for streaming movies and television shows appears to be drawing to a close. Thanks to the performance and security in the Snapdragon platform, Android phones are set to see the service shortly.


Leave a Reply