Google has high hopes for Android Auto but a new report is indicating the company is developing a new system which won't require users to connect their smartphones.

Google has high hopes for Android Auto but a new report is indicating the company is developing a new system which won't require users to connect their smartphones.

According to Reuters' sources, Google is working on a new version of Android that can be used to run infotainment systems. This would be a major change as Android Auto relies on a smartphone to "project" the Android experience onto the infotainment system.

Little else is known about the system but it could feature an integrated internet connection. This would presumably give Google access to a plethora of vehicle data which they could sell to advertisers and other third-parties.

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