Google announces Open Automotive Alliance to drive Android into connected cars

The 2007 Open Handset Alliance helped drive Google’s mobile OS dominant force in smartphones.  The company has announced the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) to attempt the same trick but for cars — persuading car makers and others to join it as founder members of the OAA.  Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have put their names to the OAA, which is described as “a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014″. The OAA will be focused on establishing a common platform for Android integration with connected cars.

The first cars with “Android integration” are expected by the end of this year, according to the OAA’s inaugural release.

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