If you happen to love Volvo cars, then today's news out of Google's I/O conference might make you happy if you happen to also be an Android user. At the Google I/O conference Intel, Google and Volvo Cars revealed the latest Android (P) Operating System (OS) running Google applications.
Powered by an Intel Atom automotive system-on-chip (SoC), Volvo Cars demonstrated the latest in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) experiences in a prototype Volvo* XC40. Advanced features include voice recognition via Google* Assistant, access to the Android app ecosystem through Google Play Store, and the ability to use Google Maps natively in the car's IVI system.
Imad Sousou, corporate vice president and general manager, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation stated that "At Intel we are committed to building Android as a turn-key automotive OS that helps automakers deliver the latest in-car infotainment for consumers. Our collaborative efforts with Google and Volvo mean automakers will have optimum compute power with hardened security for the latest Android OS to enable new and exciting in-vehicle experiences."
Unless there's been some change, Volvo cars work with Apple's CarPlay as well.
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