First came the smartphones. Then came the tablets. But soon, Google will be taking its Android operating system and putting it in a much bigger package. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google plans to partner with Audi to develop Android-based software for new cars.When we drive we concentrate more on our smartphone. So, they are expecting to make a car more like a smartphone.
The partnership is expected to be announced at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, held from Jan. 7-10, 2014. Apple announced a similar development earlier this year with iOS in the Car, at their WWDC keynote in June. Apple, Google, and Microsoft , all three of these companies are scrambling to be partners. Brauer has added that if any one company is able to nab both GM and Toyota, its competitors will find it difficult to overcome.
It’s a big balancing act, figuring out how much info do you feed the driver so that it’s useful but not distracting.But that could all change when autonomous vehicles finally hit the road.
When all the driving is done by the car alone, you would need a smartphone in your car.