+++ Continental puts Android internet platform on wheels +++
MUNICH, Germany â€” With its AutoLinQ internet platform, automotive electronics tier one Continental AG plans to tap the dynamics of internet applications for car users. Continental’s platform is based on Google’s Android operating system. The whole story: http://ow.ly/16c4c
9 Jan 2010 +++ Continental announces Android-based Autolinq to compete with Sync +++
Every carmaker has seen Ford’s success in promoting its Sync technology, and they want a piece of that pie – as do many suppliers. Sync is built on top of a Microsoft-developed software platform and after a couple of years of Ford exclusivity, Kia just announced a similar system called Uvo. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Continental announced its own competing platform for in-car connectivity called Autolinq.
While Microsoft’s in-car operating system is completely proprietary, Continental’s system is based on the Google’s open-source Android OS. Android’s popularity is on the rise thanks to cell phones like the new Nexus One and the Motorola Droid. More about at http://ow.ly/16c6L including a lot of remarks from readers of the story.
Google already entered the automotive market.