Google has now developed a full-fledged car infotainment platform in Android Automotive and it opens the door to apps built for that platform. As of Google I/O, developers will have the power to create media apps for Android Automotive-equipped cars like the upcoming Polestar 2. It’s using the same underlying framework as Android Auto, which should ensure that a favorite music or audiobook app will work properly across different touchscreen sizes and car customizations.
A few car manufacturers use bits and pieces of Android in their infotainment systems. But that us nit full fledged Google Version of Android. It is revolution in dashboard phenomena, and will be used in upcoming e–cars.
Google Android Infotainment System
The Polestar 2 isn’t expected to hit roads until 2020. In order to equipped music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, Google is allowing the third party developers. Goggle started wit with the Polestar 2, an all-electric vehicle developed by Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand.
The Google Android infotainment system is an 11-inch center console screen and a 12.3-inch driver seat screen display. It also has an Android Automotive operating system with voice-activated features. That includes Google Assistant, Google Maps, the Google Play Store, and all its Android Automotive apps.
With the $63,000 car’s arrival in San Francisco, Google opened up app development for the Polestar 2 and other cars planning to use Google for its infotainment system for everything from mapping to sending texts to listening to audio books. For start, Google wants developers to focus on media apps that make sense in the car. Later, it expects to open up navigation apps.
Google says Android Automotive OS shouldn’t be confused with Android Auto, which is a secondary interface that lies on top of an operating system. Android Automotive OS is modeled after its open-source mobile operating system that runs on Linux. But instead of running smartphones and tablets, Google modified it so it could be used in cars.
o start, Google wants developers to focus on media apps that make sense in the car. Later, it expects to open up navigation apps.