Google To Announce Apple CarPlay Competitor This Month

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay was launched a while back, and the service has already made its way into new vehicles, and Apple has ties with major auto makers on CarPlay, which include Volvo, BMW Mercedes and more. Google is expected to release a competitor for CarPlay this month.

Google will apparently take the wraps off their CarPlay alternative at their Google IO Developer Conference later this month, it is said to be called Google Auto Link.

The new Google AutoLink is being developed in conjunction with the Open Automotive Alliance, which includes Google, Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA.

We are expecting Google AutoLink to work in a similar way to Apple CarPlay, allowing you to make and receive calls, send and reply to texts, emails and more without having to touch your Android smartphone.

Companies like Audi already use Google Maps as part of their in car navigation, and Hyuandi already uses some Google Voice services in its vehicles.

We are also expecting to see a number of other things at Google IO later this month, including Android 5.0 and a new Nexus 8 tablet, the conference takes place between the 25th and 26th of June. As soon as we get some more information on exactly what Google will announced we will let you guys know.

Source Automotive News, Phone Arena

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