For now, the new functions include the music streaming service ‘Spotify’, Google Play Music and Google Assistant.
Audi is participating in the renowned Google I/O developer conference which goes on for three days (May 17-19) at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Audi is presenting its concept of a next-generation infotainment system that comes fully-integrated with Android.
Sources in the Android fraternity believe that a seamless integration of Android into in-car infotainment systems has a huge potential, thanks to the tremendous popularity of this platform worldwide.
Audi claims that this is the first time that these new services have been fully integrated into Audi’s brand-specific infotainment system.
referring to Each Android software car partner will have the ability to customize the controls, interface, and applications pre-loaded into the operating system, the company said.
A button on the steering wheel and a voice command can activate the Google Assistant.
Google said it’s working on bringing the voice assistant to Android Auto.
In 2014, the tech giant introduced Android Auto, a system that lets people project content from their Android smartphones to their car’s screen.
At I/O, Google will show off live demonstrations of the operating system running on the Audi Q8 and Volvo V90 SUVs.
Volvo teams up with Google for Android integration
referring to Volvo Cars partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Volvo to bring Android into their next generation connected cars,” said Google vice president of Android engineering, Patrick Brady.
“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership,” said Volvo’s senior vice president research and development, Henrik Green.
The Android system, says Volvo, provides the best platform to fast-track improvements in the connected car experience.
“This partnership gives us the opportunity to deliver a more seamless experience to Volvo drivers through a full-featured infotainment platform and rich ecosystem of Android applications and Google services.”