On 2nd January, Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced their collaboration to make next-generation connected cars, using Android operating system. FCA in-car system is called as UConnect and it uses Android 7.0 to provide a range of features including integration of android apps to control systems like AC, heating, radio. Google is all set to hit CES 2017 floor with this new collaboration and this is surely a strategic move by Google.
“This collaboration with Google has been an extremely beneficial opportunity for both companies to explore how in-vehicle infotainment and connectivity technology continues to evolve, and what it takes to meet consumers’ increasing desire for innovation of information with minimal distraction,” says Chris Barman, Head of Electrical Engineering, FCA.
The integration of UConnect system and Android will take car user to the whole new world of android applications. The system will be open for the attendees to test. It is also to show the world how seamlessly it works with Google Assitant, Google Maps, and other popular android applications.
“Google is committed to building Android as a turn-key automotive platform that integrates deeply with the vehicle in a safe and seamless way,” said Patrick Brady, Director of Android Engineering, Google.
This is surely going to be one of the coolest things to look for at CES 2017 from 5th January to 8th January.