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Google, automakers partner to bring Android onboard vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO--Google joined Monday with automakers General Motors, Audi, Honda and Hyundai in a new partnership to bring the Android mobile system to vehicles.

The companies, with semiconductor firm Nvidia, announced the formation of the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), an industry group “committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014,” according to a statement.

“The OAA is dedicated to a common platform that will drive innovation, and make technology in the car safer and more intuitive for everyone,” the statement added.

“This open development model and common platform will allow automakers to more easily bring cutting-edge technology to their drivers, and create new opportunities for developers to deliver powerful experiences for drivers and passengers in a safe and scalable way.”

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