Google’s Open Automotive Alliance is a partnership committed to bringing innovations to automobile technology by using Android OS in cars. Auto manufacturers like Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai are already signed up.
While no clear statements have been made as to what level of integration we are looking at here, the truth is that there are no limits to what can be done with this. From something as basic to navigation, we can see more advanced stuff such as artificial intelligence and remotely driving/operating your car with your smartphone (or Google Glass). The possibilities are truly limitless.
Android OS on cars is a great move. Of course, it is also a troublesome one. We are approaching an era of such seamless integration of our lives that that we might as well forget much of how we used to live on planet Earth, throw away many old values and begin to embrace new ones.
The world as we used to know it is extinct. Say thanks to mobile technology once again.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.