F​ord and Google partner to bring Android to your next car

W​ould you want a car powered by Android?

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W​ith ever growing touchscreens, virtual assistants, and artificial intelligence, cars are getting more and more like smartphones on wheels and that trend looks to be continuing with Ford‘s latest partnership.

F​ord has announced that from 2023 some of its cars will be powered by Google’s Android operating system, and include features such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and even the Play Store. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, said “We’re proud to partner to apply the best of Google’s AI, data analytics, compute and cloud platforms to help transform Ford's business and build automotive technologies that keep people safe and connected on the road.”

G​oogle Maps is certainly a welcome addition to any car, and should be a big improvement over most built in navigation systems, but do you really want your car to run on Android? And would you be willing to shout “Hey Google” at your car to change the radio station? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Comments (22)

  • I think I will stick with cars that don’t spy on me

      2 months ago
  • As long as Ford offers it as an option with a choice to delete it from specification. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      2 months ago
    • Never going to happen, once Android comes built in or preprogrammed on a device it can not be deleted. Which is why the irony of doe many people thinking the OS is open source is hilarious to those of use who know better. That being a said I agree,...

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        2 months ago
    • I meant for Ford to offer conventional cabin amenities without touchscreen interfaces laden with baked-in smart integration powered by Android. Allow users to choose independent/optional GPS navigation as desired.

      Simplicity...

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        2 months ago
  • All you want is to have that most leaky of operating systems that runs on out of date chip technology providing hackers inroads into your cars computer system! Now, access by an isolated system to give me on-line connectivity on the move... yup, sounds good, but that's hardly new, now is it!

      2 months ago
  • Cars should be cars, NOT mobile phones

      2 months ago
  • I want my car powered by petrol, not skynet

      2 months ago
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