Google says first cars running Android Auto software to roll out this year

SAN FRANCISCO Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:48pm EDT

A Google self-driving vehicle is parked at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in Mountain View, California May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A Google self-driving vehicle is parked at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in Mountain View, California May 13, 2014.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Wednesday the first cars running Android Auto will hit showrooms later this year, after the Internet search giant signed on 40 auto-industry partners for its car-software development alliance.

Executives demonstrated to developers on Wednesday how Android Auto acts like an extension of its popular mobile phone software and will be completely voice-enabled, allowing drivers to navigate maps and send messages while behind the wheel.

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Chris Reese)

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nose2066 wrote:
So if they claim that they can make “fitness” software for people, will this be “fitness” software for your motor vehicle to tell you what might be going wrong with the vehicle?

After all, the human body is much, much more complicated than a motor vehicle.

Jun 25, 2014 6:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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