A recent report regarding the Open Automotive Alliance is indicating that the new joint-venture will unveil the Google Auto Link system at the I/O conference later this month.
For now, details are limited, but our colleagues from Automotive News are indicating that the new system is not a standalone infotainment system. It will be a "projected" system that will enable users to control their Android gadgets through the infotainment system. For short, this new system is similar to Apple CarPlay.
As you already know, the Open Automotive Allience consists of Google, NVIDIA, Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai. According to the Open Automotive Allience officials, the first model to feature this technology will be unveiled later this year.
“Millions of people are already familiar with Android and use it everyday. The expansion of the Android platform into automotive will allow our industry partners to more easily integrate mobile technology into cars and offer drivers a familiar, seamless experience so they can focus on the road", said Google’s Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome & Apps, Sundar Pichai.Source: Autonews