Google Announces Android OS To Come To Auto makers GM, Honda, and Audi
12:11 pm on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)
Early this morning, Google (GOOG) announced the Open Automotive Alliance. It’s a group of technology and automotive companies, including General Motors (GM), Honda Motor (HMC), Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia (NVDA), that want to customize Google’s popular mobile operating system for vehicles. The technology companies get a chance to place their wares into hundreds of millions of cars. Meanwhile, the automakers have an opportunity to modernize the software inside their vehicles and try to keep pace with the mobile devices that are starting to make high-profit infotainment systems obsolete.Google Announces Android OS To Come To Auto makers GM, Honda, and Audi [businessweek.com]
So does this mean Google can track and profile you even more? This is something the car makers have lagged on, Ford and Tesla were at least trying to get a head start.
I wonder if the system will be updateable every year or few years? Nothing worse than a car the equivalent of running Windows 3.1 in 2014 LOL Tech is fast paced so hopefully the system in the car won't become obsolete fast. Oh, and don't forget to give me real buttons and knobs to control the heating/AC.
5:17 pm on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)
I agree, Swanny007, I want the switches easy to manage.
My biggest concern is that there's going to be too much to distract a driver from concentrating on the road.
Perhaps Google's the driver-less cars are the solution! ;)
9:19 pm on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)
Given android's penchant for catching viruses, I think I'll keep as far away from the road as possible. Imagine a car operating system controlled by hackers or - worse - by NSA! :)
4:49 am on Jan 7, 2014 (gmt 0)
Makes me want to buy an '82 AMC Eagle LOL low-tech.