First cars running Android Auto to roll out this year: Google

Reuters Posted online: Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 0000 hrs
San Francisco : Google Inc said on Wednesday the first cars running Android Auto will hit showrooms later this year, after the Internet search giant signed on 40 auto-industry partners for its car-software development alliance.

Executives demonstrated to developers on Wednesday how Android Auto acts like an extension of its popular mobile phone software and will be completely voice-enabled, allowing drivers to navigate maps and send messages while behind the wheel.

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A demonstration of Android Auto is given during the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco. (AP)