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Audi, Volvo to add Android Auto to new models

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Lori Graves | 17 May, 2017, 02:24

Both Audi and Volvo will build Google's version of auto Android into "their next generation" of cars.

It added that the partnership "promises to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars". We, however, don't expect Google to announce the final build before the next Pixel hardware launch.

Google Assistant first launched on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones previous year. Such data can be useful for Google as an advertising platform and also help in other aspects of its business like media delivery, notes TechCrunch. While embracing Android's "rich ecosystem", Volvo plans to keep its own user interface, Henrik Green, SVP of Research & Development at Volvo Car Group, said in a statement.

With Google's IO 2017 conference only a few days away, one of the event's big announcements looks have slipped out early.

Even though Apple has Siri to take on Google Assistant, the latter is planning to launch its assistant for iOS very soon.

Cross-platform functionality seems to be the name of the game digitally speaking as we see Apple apps for Android devices and previously Google-exclusive apps coming to iOS.

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The prospect of a vehicle with Android powering its infotainment system sounds great in theory, until you consider that part of the reason for the existence of Android Auto and its competitor Apple CarPlay is to get technology into cars faster than would otherwise be possible by relying on the auto industry's lethargic tech upgrade lifecycle.

The new systems will be previewed this week at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California.

Volvo has agreed a deal with Google to develop the next generation of its infotainment and connectivity system. After the launching of Google Assistant SKD, there will be support for other third party Google Assistant phones and devices.

Indeed, according to JD Power, smartphone integration and app mirroring is one of the most important features for vehicle buyers.

All of the above will be vetted before being allowed in cars, but clients will get to benefit from quicker update intervals for the multimedia units, along with enjoying cars that are more "connected".

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