Google reportedly revealing CarPlay rival next week

A new report is saying that Google is gearing up to introduce a CarPlay rival at their I/O conference next week. The in-car solution will sport features similar to those of Apple's CarPlay, allowing users to navigate the software using their vehicle's own built-in controls. The system would differ from the standard infotainment devices and instead project data from a connected Android phone onto the vehicle's dashboard screen.

Known internally as Auto Link, this is said to be the first product of the Open Automotive Alliance, a group that was formed earlier this year. Consisting of Google, Nvidia, Honda, GM, Audi, and Hyundai, the OAA said in January that it would bring the Android OS to cars "starting in 2014". It's uncertain just when or where we'll see Google's in-car software, but it's expected to be shown off next week during Google I/O.

Source: AutoNews; Via: The Verge

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  • Sounds Nice...
  • Sweet! Posted via Android Central App
  • Android 5 is going to be the new hotness. I can't wait to buy a new car now!
  • I'm curious to see if/how this could be installed into existing cars - I have no need/desire to buy a new vehicle but it would be cool to install some of these new features Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm interested. You know there will be aftermarket solutions. Posted via Android Central App
  • It would be awesome in my 2014 Veloster would be able to do this with a simple software update.
  • This wouldn't be surprising at all. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'd love to see Eonon become a part of this alliance. I have their plug and play stereo/gps unit and I love it, It took me all of ten minutes to put in. anyway, it has bluetooth, DLNA, Miracast support but the bluetooth doesn't play well with either iOS or Android, the phone calls work, but the reading of texts works only with Windows phones, go figure as it built on Windows CE.
  • Hope Volkswagen is included in the alliance Nexus 4 - CM10.1.3
  • what's up with the Tesla dash and phone app in the picture though?? No mention of that.