Audi and Google Are Joined to Create Android-based Dashboards
Google’s desire to make driving easier isn’t exactly new, especially since everyone knows that it has been working on driverless cars for a while now.
It looks like the company is getting ready to take another step and announce a deal with German auto maker Audi AG, Wall Street Journal reports.
They’ve apparently been working together to develop an in-car entertainment and information system that is based on Google’s Android operating system. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the two are also going to announce their collaborations with other automotive and tech companies, including Nvidia, to stress the importance of Android as car technology.
This endeavor would allow drivers and passengers to get access to music, navigation data, services and applications straight from their dashboards, without needing to use their smartphones, tablets or laptops.
The announcement that the two companies are preparing seems to be Google’s reaction to an initiative launched by Apple earlier this year to integrate iOS devices with car’s dashboard control panels.