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Tesla teams up with Google to bring Chrome OS inside its cars

Tesla Model S to feature Chrome as its in car information system, Musk says will be open to 3rd party apps by the end of 2014 (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:TSLA)

| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Oct 25, 2013 6:02 pm

Yesterday I reported that Kia and Hyundai were going to be releasing 2014 model vehicles that run a version of Android as their in-car computer systems, and that Tesla was in talks with Google to do the same. As it turns out, Tesla is working with Google to bring its software to its vehicles, but Tesla wants Chrome instead of Android. image tesla_teams_up_with_google_to_bring_chrome_os_inside_its_cars_1


At a recent conference in Germany, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk said that he wants the Model S to be open to 3rd party apps by the end of 2014. Musk went on to say that the Model S will run a version of Google's Chrome OS instead of Android. While it is still unclear as to why the electric car maker chose Chrome over Android, this is almost certainly part of Google's recent push to bring Chrome more into the mainstream spotlight.


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