Google will unveil new car operating system this month

Google's new car operating system will bring Android functionality from the smartphone into the car, and compete with Apple CarPlay.

Published Thu, Jun 19 2014 10:08 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Apple has a car operating system designed to make it easy to get some of the functionality from the iPhone into the car. Google wants to challenge Apple in the car connectivity space and reports indicate that Google will announce its own car operating system this month. The announcement is expected to come at the annual Google software developer conference called Google I/O.

Google will unveil new car operating system this month |

Google I/O will be held on June 25-26 in San Francisco. At that conference Google is expected to unveil the OS and explain all the workings of its car operating system, however, it is not expected to say what car model will use the OS first.

Sources that claim to be familiar with Google's plans are saying that the OS for cars isn't an embedded system, rather the sources claim it is an OS designed to let smartphones running Android be controlled by the car. That is essentially, what Apple does with its CarPlay interface.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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