New Delhi: Extending the success of the Android ecosystem, a group of auto and technology companies announced a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to cars.
Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.
The OAA says it is dedicated to a common platform that will drive innovation, and make technology in the car safer and more intuitive for everyone.
This open development model and common platform will allow automakers to more easily bring cutting-edge technology to their drivers, and create new opportunities for developers to deliver experiences for drivers and passengers in a safe and scalable way.
"Millions of people are already familiar with Android and use it everyday," said Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps at Google. "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."
"Partnering with Google and the OAA on an ecosystem that spans across vehicles and handheld mobile devices furthers our mission to bring vehicles into our owners digital lives and their digital lives into their vehicles," said Mary Chan, President of General Motors' Global Connected Consumer unit.