October 22, 2015

An Android-Based Infotainment System May Be On Its Way

Late last year, Reuters reported that Google was working on a version of Android that would serve as a vehicle's main infotainment system, separate from Android Auto which runs on top of existing systems. Today Ars Technica has uncovered references to the proposed infotainment system deep within the 74-page Android Compatibility Definition document Google releases with every new version of Android.

There are 13 mentions of "Android Automotive" within the document. As Ars Technica points out, Android Auto is technically an app, not a distinct operating system, so mentions of it in a compatibility document shouldn't be present. That leaves a full-on auto operating system that would replace infotainment systems like BMWs iDrive instead of...

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