Monday 30 December 2013
smartphones to be used in cars as a central entertainment and information media in the future. Apple is here Google a few car lengths ahead, but could be overtaken by Team Audi / Android soon.
The dominant smartphone system Android is on the way to the car. The carmaker Audi wants to leave the entertainment and information systems to run in its vehicles with the Google software, reports the “Wall Street Journal”. Google and Audi wanted to present the cooperation at the electronics fair CES in Las Vegas, it said, citing informed people. Audi wanted the report did not comment.
The project is part of a larger movement that wanted to establish Android in the car, the newspaper wrote. Another participant of this alliance was the chip specialist Nvidia. At trade fairs such as the International Motor Show IAA various prototypes of cockpit electronics were already seen on Android. The big advantage for users of Android devices would be a direct access to services and information in their smartphones as well as a standard interface.
Apple is negotiating with BMW and Daimler
Android dominates the smartphone market with a market share of around 80 per cent last. Google wants to make to the platform, for example, for integrated home automation software as well. Apple is also working to better integrate its iPhones in the car. Since last year, Google’s rival agreements for a deeper integration of its devices and services negotiated among others, General Motors, Daimler and BMW.More about
It is partly a question that Apple services such as the talking assistant Siri are directly accessible from the car systems. So get steering wheels a button that activates Siri. On the other hand, the car can also access services from the iPhone as Apple cards, which are then displayed on the display of the vehicle.
A broad thrust of Android in the car would be another bad news for the smartphone pioneer Blackberry. His is the QNX operating system, which has often came into use in the car electronics. In the smartphone business BlackBerry lost last massive market share, QNX is regarded as one of the pillars for the future.