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Google reportedly set to unveil new ‘Auto Link’ in-car system at I/O this month


Rumors of Google working on an in-car entertainment system have been around for a while now, with alleged images of the interface leaking last month. Now, AutoNews is reporting that Google plans to unveil its in-car solution at I/O 2014 later this month. According to the report, Google has developed a service that “projects” data from an Android device onto a car’s dashboard display.

The feature is currently known as “Auto Link” internally and is said to be the first major product to come of the Open Automotive Alliance, which was formed in January of this year. The alliance consists of Google, Nvidia, Honda, GM, Audi, and Hyundai. With Auto Link, users will be able to connect their phone to the car wirelessly and control the interface with their car’s own dials and buttons.

At Google I/O later this month, the company will reportedly unveil Auto Link and have demos available. The company won’t, however, announce specific availability nor will it disclose what car manufacturers will support Auto Link.

Android Police detailed more functionality of the Google’s in-car system last month. The AutoNews report corroborates the majority of it, but does not comment on the interface that was leaked. The original report did state, however, that the interface would work much like Android and allow car manufacturers to have the final say.

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