Thursday, 13 May, 2010 Technology

General Motors to Use Google's Android for In-Car Telematics


It was leaked that General Motors is currently in talks with the search engine giant Google regarding the creation of an in-car telematics, which could push aside the Sync platform developed by Ford and Microsoft.

According to Todd Lassa of Motor Trend, Google is going to sell its Android OS for in-vehicle use, which would allow GM clients to connect their cars to almost any type of smartphone.

He mentioned that Google operating system will allow users to open, start and/or adjust their vehicles with smartphones. Android is going to use its own GPS navigation, which might turn into a sticky issue in the collaboration of the two companies, informs Motor Trend.

It is worth mentioning that the number of telematics systems in vehicles is expected to rise over the next five years from 10 percent to 23 percent.

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