The Android operating system will be embedded in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles from 2021. A technology partnership with Google is to bring Android-based infotainment and consumer applications to multiple brands in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – which sold 10.6million cars in 200 markets last year. Android will add an ecosystem of automotive apps offered via Read More..
Automakers are having a tough time competing with the mobile phone industry when it comes to in-car infotainment. According to a new study by market researchers J.D. Power, consumers generally prefer the in-car infotainment options available through connected smartphones over the embedded offerings provided by the automakers themselves. J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index Read More..
Volvo Cars is to embed Google Assistant voice controls, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Android-based Sensus infotainment system. The Swedish carmaker also said its vehicle would in future start sharing data with trucks made by AB Volvo, a separate company. Volvo says that, by embedding Google technology, it Read More..
Daimler expects to join Google’sÂ Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) this year, as discussions between the German premium car maker and the internet company over automotive data continue. “We will bring Google Auto into the car, Â but we are looking for an agreement that we can accept,” Daimler’s R&D boss, Thomas Weber, said in a recent interview. Read More..
With Volkswagen and Volvo Cars the latest autoÂ brands to join the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), the Google initiative to boost the use of Android devices in cars is making headway. But carmakers Â stressed that they will be working closely with Apple as well to make sure devices running onÂ both operating systems can be seamlessly connected. Read More..
Google has joined forces with several global automakers to extend its Android mobile ecosystem to the car. The search group has teamed up with Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and chipmaker Nvidia to form the “Open Automotive Alliance,” (OAA) a global partnership designed to bring the Android platform into the car this year already. As Read More..
PARIS – Mini’s in-car connectivity system, which so far has only been available to users of Apple’s iPhone will soon provide an option for Android-based smartphones as well. “We’ll of course expand the phone options available and it won’t be very long,” said Oliver Friedmann, head of product management for BMW’s Mini brand. “It will Read More..
Myriad Group, a Swiss mobile technology company, says it is in talks with leading automotive companies to extend Google’s Android mobile operating system to the connected car. Myriad has developed software called Alien Dalvik that lets the majority of Android appllications run unmodified on a wide range of platforms and devices. That lets mobile operators, Read More..