Google to Go Beyond Android Auto with Android M

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Google Android M

Google is working on “Android M,” which would reside directly in your car without the need for a smartphone and would connect you to Google services, reports Reuters.

The first cars with Google M could be available in 2015, said Reuters sources.

The system would allow Google to access the car cameras and sensors and 4G connections available on some vehicles. And it could provide Google with lots of big data on users.

A source told Reuters the Google system still requires work, such as being able to achieve “instant on” performance when the car is started.

In the meantime, car makers such as Hyundai are promising to offer Android Auto in the 2016 model year. Android Auto uses your smartphone to project Android functions from the phone to the radio screen, (as does Apple CarPlay).   Android M, by contrast, would be embedded directly in the car.

Source: Reuters

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  1. Dash kits…. Wire harnesses…. Antenna adaptors… OnStar interfaces….

    These bastions of profit refuge for the brick & mortar installing specialty retailer, not to mention the suppliers of these parts & pieces, are staring into the face of at least diminished need if not obsolescence. Brick & Mortar installing specialty retailers should be thinking about their programing and tuning and user interface enhancement skills..

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