At least 25 car brands plan to implement Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Auto car interface once it becomes available in the fall, and some manufacturers are already announcing launch schedules for their Android Auto enabled vehicles.
Volvo (OTCMKTS:VOLVY) announced on Thursday that it will be unveiling the first Android Auto car in October. The XC90 will be showcased for the first time at the Paris Motor Show and will be on the market in early 2015. Audi (XETRA:NSU) has also announced that its first Android Auto cars will be available early 2015.
Notably, many car manufacturers are also adopting Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) car interface CarPlay, which was announced in March. Volvo says it will also be equipping vehicles with CarPlay, while Audi says its cars will use Android Auto exclusively.
Android Auto gives users access to a car-friendly Android interface in their cars from where they can execute actions like finding directions, communicating and playing music without being distracted from the road.
Below find a full list of manufacturers that will be using Android Auto; these brands are a part of Google’s Open Automotive Alliance, an initiative aimed at making the connected car a reality. In addition to the car manufacturers, there are more than 40 technology partners in the OAA.