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GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

Amazon continues its push into the automotive space, and soon driver’s of select General Motors vehicles will able to control their infotainment systems using just their voice. On Wednesday, General Motors announced it will enable U.S. owners of 2018 and newer model vehicles to download Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant software to control navigation, streaming media and phones starting next year.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-26 17:45 PT

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

Drivers of GM vehicles will soon be able to use Google Assistant and other Google products in their cars without having to sync their smartphones. GM said it will work with Google to bring new infotainment options for a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle applications to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles around the world beginning in 2021.

Eric Walz2019-09-05 13:15 PT

Polestar Launches Interactive Preview of its Android-powered Infotainment System

Polestar Launches Interactive Preview of its Android-powered Infotainment System

Polestar, the luxury electric brand of China’s Geely and parent company of Volvo, has launched an interactive website allowing users to preview its new Android-based infotainment system in the upcoming Polestar 2 electric vehicle.

Eric Walz2019-01-23 12:39 PT

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Google have announced a tech partnership to embed the Android Operating System (OS) in vehicles sold by the three automakers starting in 2021. The Android OS allows a driver to use Android and Google apps in their vehicle without having to connect a smartphone.

Xiaoli Tian2018-09-19 16:12 PT

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Coinciding with Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference which started today in Silicon Valley, Volvo Cars announced it is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which is based on Google’s Android operating system.

Jacky Ho2018-05-08 17:40 PT

Survey Shows Consumer Preferences for Automotive Electronics

Survey Shows Consumer Preferences for Automotive Electronics

Consumers are hot for smartphone-mirroring systems, according to new report.

Timothy Healey 2017-07-03 08:15 PT

Ford Software Update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

Ford Software Update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

Ford is making Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support available to model-year 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. Previously, Ford’s 2016 model year these cars did not support the two popular services.

Eric Walz2017-05-19 10:37 PT

Audi and Volvo will use Android powered telematics in their new models

Audi and Volvo will use Android powered telematics in their new models

Google has just announced that that it will partner with Volvo and Audi on Android based, vehicle telematics systems. The embedded system will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and will work without requiring an Android phone present.

Eric Walz2017-05-15 12:12 PT