Last week when Google and Audi announced a new partnership to bring Android powered and compatible systems to their vehicles, we thought there might be some other players ready to jump in on the effort. Today the creation of the Open Automotive Alliance was announced bringing Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA together in an alliance that is “committed to bring the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.” According to Mary Chan, President of GM’s Global Connected Consumer Unit, “Partnering with Google and the OAA on an ecosystem that spans across vehicles and handheld mobile devices furthers our mission to bring vehicles into our owners digital lives and their digital lives into their vehicles…We see huge opportunities for the Android platform paired with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity in future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.”
According to the OAA, they expect the first cars with Android integration to be surfacing before the end of the year. As part of their announcement, the OAA has extended an open invitation to other automotive and technology companies to join the alliance. You can check out the full press release after the break. Don’t forget to check back here throughout the day for coverage from CES 2014.