Android Set to Power the Fun/Entertainment Part of Next-Generation Audis

By Gary Cutlack on at

Rumours suggest that middle-aged-rich-man car maker Audi is about to do a deal with Google, which could see future models from the German maker having Android power all of its onboard entertainment and guidance systems.

The report, via the WSJ, suggests Google and Audi will announce the deal at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with the pair set to build "entertainment and information systems" powered by Android. This must mean that Google Maps satnav and full-power integration with your phone's notification system is on the way, presuming you're wealthy enough to be buying a new Audi in the next year or two and already on Team Android. [WSJ]