We haven't heard much about Google's Open Automotive Alliance since it was announced in January but a new report is indicating the company will unveil their Google Auto Link system at the I/O conference later this month.

We haven't heard much about Google's Open Automotive Alliance since it was announced in January but a new report is indicating the company will unveil their Google Auto Link system at the I/O conference later this month.

Details are limited but Automotive News is reporting that Google Auto Link is not a standalone infotainment system but rather a “projected” system that will enable users to control their Android smartphone through the infotainment system. Little else is known about Google Auto Link but it sounds similar to Apple's CarPlay system which is billed as a "smarter, safer and more fun way to use [the] iPhone in the car."

As we have previously reported, the Open Automotive Alliance consists of Google, NVIDIA, Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai. The first models to feature the technology are due later this year and Google's Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome & Apps, Sundar Pichai, has said “Millions of people are already familiar with Android and use it everyday. The expansion of the Android platform into automotive will allow our industry partners to more easily integrate mobile technology into cars and offer drivers a familiar, seamless experience so they can focus on the road.”

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