Are you into cars? Or are you just thinking about buying a new one? If either of those apply to you, then you just might be interested in this. Tech seems to be in everything these days, and vehicles are no exception. And while some cars are equipped to take smartphones, not all of them are — and not all are equipped for Android. “Google, FCA Put Android In Dash Of Chrysler 300” talks about the addition of Android smartphones to Chrysler 300s.
- Google and FCA have partnered to create a concept Chrysler 300 that runs Android 7.0, a.k.a. Nougat.
- The rising popularity of systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which look the same regardless of where they run, has threatened auto manufacturers’ control of the dashboards of their own cars.
- With this implementation, full-on Android apps will be available from within the dash, including Google offerings like Assistant and Maps, along with popular third-party selections like Spotify and the ubiquitous Pandora.
“The open-source OS will be powering a version of FCA’s 8.4-inch Uconnect system, sitting behind the scenes and still offering the “unique and intuitive” interface that allows Chrysler to differentiate its infotainment offerings.”