Hyundai, working with the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), is making Android Auto available to drivers.
According to the company, Android Auto safely brings familiar Android smartphone features directly to Hyundai cars via Hyundai's fourth generation touchscreen Audio Video Navigation (AVN) systems. Android Auto will be available in select Hyundai models starting in the 2015 model year.
"Android Auto's clean and friendly interface is a perfect match with Hyundai Motor Group's interior design approach," said Paul Choo, director, Silicon Valley Accelerator Lab. "The goal is to provide a smarter and safer way to use smartphone technology and convenience in cars. Android Auto helps us reach that goal."
Hyundai noted that users will instantly recognize their basic Android phone applications, such as messaging, phone, Google Play Music and Google Maps upon connecting their Android phone to their Hyundai vehicle. Android Auto will also offer third party audio apps including Stitcher Radio for Podcasts, iHeartRadio - Internet Radio and NPR.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea.
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