tGeneral Motors Co. has teamed up with Audi, Google, Honda, Hyundai, and Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nvidia to form the Open Automotive Alliance, which aims to bring the Android platform to vehicles starting in 2014.
t“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,” says Mary Chan, president of GM’s Global Connected Consumer unit.
tChan adds that the automaker sees “huge opportunities” for the Android platform in its vehicles when paired with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. This follows Monday’s announcement that the majority of Chevrolet’s 2015 lineup will offer a built-in 4G LTE connection, available as an option.
tA statement from the OAA says the open development model and a common platform will allow automakers to more easily bring cutting-edge technology to customers, with an emphasis on safety and reliability.
tTiming will vary for each automaker, but OAA officials say the first cars with Android integration will be in production by the end of the year. For more information, visit openautoalliance.net.