Joins Open Automotive Alliance
Mahindra has announced that it has joined Google’s Open Automotive Alliance and will be integrating Android Auto in its cars. The company will initially bring Android Auto to the flagship models of XUV 500 and the Scorpio.
“We are happy to be part of the OAA and being the first Indian OEM to be part of this prestigious global alliance, it is indeed a moment we are proud of. At Mahindra we have always been committed to introducing newer technological offerings in our vehicles in an endeavour to create an enriched user experience and provide better value technologies to our customers. Going forward, after successful integration, we will be offering Android Auto in our flagship models of XUV 500 and the Scorpio as well as on our future platforms. I am confident that this will help us in taking a quantum leap in offering connectivity solutions to our customers,” said Pravin Shah, President and Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra.
There is no word on when exactly the Android Auto support will arrive on Mahindra cars, but we hope to hear more from the company in coming months.
To remind you, Android Auto works with Android 5.0+ smartphones and offers Google Maps & Navigation support, Google Now, voice-controls, third-party app support and integration with steering wheel controls. It is designed to provide a distraction-free driving experience to the car-owners.