Google has teamed up with major automotive manufacturers including General Motors, Audi, Hyundai, and Honda, along with the graphics chip maker NVIDIA to form the Open Automotive Alliance. The group intends to implement Android technology into automobiles this year, and to promote innovation, safety, and a better user experience.
Similarly, Apple has plans to add its Siri Eyes Free technology into automobiles including: Acura, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Opel, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Volvo. In both the Google and Apple devices, one of the sole intentions is to allow drivers to increase their focus on the roadway, and decrease mobile phone use while driving.
One major issue all of these companies face includes planning for the mismatch between mobile product lifecycles, and the lifecycle of motor vehicles, which can be operational for decades. This will force motor vehicles to offer features to adapt to the significant evolution of mobile devices, which occurs nearly on a weekly basis.
Over the years, our skilled Knoxville auto accident attorneys have defended thousands of accident victims caused by drivers using mobile devices on our roadways. It is extremely pleasing to see such large companies work for the safety of drivers in order to keep our roadways a safer and more enjoyable place.