Google plans to add Android directly into your vehicle

The company is working on a new Android version that will power a car’s entertainment and navigation systems, connect it to the Internet, and integrate with the vehicle’s sensors, a Reuters report says. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, cars from many automakers could feature a version of Google’s Android operating system built directly into the … Continue reading Google plans to add Android directly into your vehicle

Feds pave the way for cars that can talk to one another

The Department of Transportation (DOT) said Monday that it plans to require vehicle-to-vehicle communications in future generations of cars, eventually making the technology as ubiquitous as seat belts. Specifically, the DOT said that it will prepare a report on its findings on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for publication in the coming weeks. That report will become … Continue reading Feds pave the way for cars that can talk to one another

The smartest cars may need 5G networks, Ericsson says

IDG News Service – Some of the most futuristic features envisioned in networked cars will depend on 5G mobile technology that probably won’t be available in full until 2020, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer. There’s a bright future for cellular in cars, according to Ulf Ewaldsson, who is the mobile gear vendor’s senior vice … Continue reading The smartest cars may need 5G networks, Ericsson says