Monday, July 14, 2014
Honda Vehicles To Feature Android Auto OS
Google actually debuted their Android Auto OS late last month, and we here at Pacific Honda are very excited to see how the system ends up integrating into our vehicles’ infotainment systems. To use Android Auto, drivers need only connect their smartphones to their car via Bluetooth, then start interacting with a whole host of voice-activated apps.
Obviously, this will include things like Google Maps and Google Play Music, but there will also be voice-activated outgoing text messaging and self-reading incoming texts, as well as several other apps that are sure to have voice-activated versions that will seriously cut down on driver distraction.
In fact, those “other apps” are the beauty of Android over Apple, as Google allows pretty much anybody to develop an app, and if it’s good the general public can gobble it right up. Apple, meanwhile, is much more ridged about their apps, but that’s an argument for another day.
Right now, however, your friendly neighborhood Honda dealership is looking forward to seeing an exciting new OS for our vehicles’ infotainment systems. Who better to innovate technology than Google?