Google reportedly revealing CarPlay rival next week

Google reportedly revealing CarPlay rival next week
By Adam Zeis on 18 Jun 2014 01:22 pm
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A new report is saying that Google is gearing up to introduce a CarPlay rival at their I/O conference next week. The in-car solution will sport features similar to those of Apple's CarPlay, allowing users to navigate the software using their vehicle's own built-in controls. The system would differ from the standard infotainment devices and instead project data from a connected Android phone onto the vehicle's dashboard screen.

Known internally as Auto Link, this is said to be the first product of the Open Automotive Alliance, a group that was formed earlier this year. Consisting of Google, Nvidia, Honda, GM, Audi, and Hyundai, the OAA said in January that it would bring the Android OS to cars "starting in 2014". It's uncertain just when or where we'll see Google's in-car software, but it's expected to be shown off next week during Google I/O.

Source: AutoNews; Via: The Verge

6 comments

JDM08

Is this going to be layer on QNX..?

TurboFool

Why would Google, who makes Android, layer this on top of QNX?

franky62

Same reason apple does, although like carplay It probably wont be limited to QNX

pgg101

Maybe. Google is listed as one of QNXs partners.

http://www.qnx.com/partners/partner.html?partnerid=161707

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pkcable

I tried to click on the picture and get it to play!

esiemens

I just want a simple, clean way to connect my android phone to my car, mostly for high quality music amplifier that pauses my podcasts or music when a call comes in.

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