27 Jun 2014

Android Auto, The New Android World In The Automotive Arena

Google brings Android operating system to the mobile industry through Android Auto. The company said the first car that supports Android Auto will be launched by the end of 2014.

In the application developer conference Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco, United States, Wednesday (25/06/2014), Google explained that Android Auto utilize the Android L software, the latest version of the operating system green robot. However, Google modified to fit the display interface is placed on the car dashboard.

Android Engineering Director at Google, Patrick Brady hopes, Android Auto can reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents continue to increase. "There must be a better way," said Brady.

Android Auto Now equipped with Google applications that allows users to search from a voice command. This system can also be ordered features on digital maps and Google Maps navigation, text messaging, and applications Play Music.

Display that appears on the dashboard of the car is a projection of the smart phone. Moreover, Google promises Android Auto compatible with the existing buttons in the steering wheel atapun dashboard.

In early 2014, Google has partnered with several mobile manufacturers to form the Open Automotive Alliance, including Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia.

Auto Android working method similar to Apple CarPlay, where the display on the dashboard of the car is a projection of the iPhone. Thus, both the Auto and CarPlay Android is in fact not a standalone platform.