Audi brings Android and iOS into cars

Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by in Volkswagen Canada

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– Intensive growth work with Google and Apple  
– New functions accessible in a initial Audi models starting in 2015  
– Milestone in smartphone integration

Audi is bringing a Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay program platforms into cars. Major functions will be integrated into a Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) in a future. Audi is bringing a Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay program platforms into cars. Major functions will be integrated into a Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) in a future.   

“Our business wish to be ‘always on’ and use a services they know from their smartphones in cars as well,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development during AUDI AG. “In this regard, we are operative closely with heading companies like Google and Apple. In a future, business will be means to use a functions accessible to them on their smartphones around a handling systems in their cars as well.  

User friendship and low daze are critical parameters for integrating these functions. Data confidence also plays a critical role. We are separating a vehicle-related functions from a infotainment features, thereby securing a information opposite unapproved access. The patron has to give demonstrate agree for a use of information generated in a vehicle,” he continues. 

Audi is a usually reward automotive manufacturer to be a first member of a Google Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). This team-work was launched in early 2014 with a idea of integrating a Android height and a apps into cars underneath a “Android Auto” banner. Initial formula are already accessible in a form of services such as navigation around Google Maps and a streaming use Google Play Music.  

Integration of CarPlay is also holding place by complete dialog between a Audi growth lab in Silicon Valley and Apple. 

This tighten team-work enables best formation of a dual many widespread smartphone platforms into a Audi MMI. Customers will be means to select during any time that of these platforms they wish to use in their cars.

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