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**Cadillac User Experience (CUE)** Discussion, Open Automotive Alliance in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; http://www.openautoalliance.net/#about Member: GM This appears to be Google's bid to get Android-friendly car infotainment systems, and it is probably good ...
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    Open Automotive Alliance

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    This appears to be Google's bid to get Android-friendly car infotainment systems, and it is probably good for Android CUE types that GM is a member and therefore has some influence in working with Google for improvements in Android interoperability with CUE. Hopefully, it also means Google has some influence with GM in making sure older model CUE installs have an upgrade path to enjoy the capabilities of Android's latest/greatest as well.

    Founded in January this year.

    New roads ahead for Android and the Open Automotive Alliance

    Tech companies and auto industry leaders join forces to make the connected car a reality in 2014

    January 6, 2014 [12:01AM]

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.; INGOLSTADT, Germany; DETROIT, Mich.; TOKYO, Japan; SEOUL, South Korea., January 6, 2014 – Extending the success of the Android ecosystem, which has seen over one billion devices activated to date, a coalition of auto and technology companies announced today a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to a device that’s always been mobile: the car.

    Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014. The OAA is dedicated to a common platform that will drive innovation, and make technology in the car safer and more intuitive for everyone.

    The OAA is aimed at accelerating auto innovation with an approach that offers openness, customization and scale, key tenets that have already made Android a familiar part of millions of people's lives. This open development model and common platform will allow automakers to more easily bring cutting-edge technology to their drivers, and create new opportunities for developers to deliver powerful experiences for drivers and passengers in a safe and scalable way.

    “The worlds of consumer and automotive technologies have never been more closely aligned, and this alliance will only pave the way for faster innovation,” said Ricky Hudi, Head of Electrics/Electronics Development at AUDI AG. “Working toward a common ecosystems benefits driver safety above all.”

    “Partnering with Google and the OAA on an ecosystem that spans across vehicles and handheld mobile devices furthers our mission to bring vehicles into our owners digital lives and their digital lives into their vehicles,” said Mary Chan, President of General Motors' Global Connected Consumer unit. “We see huge opportunities for the Android platform paired with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity in future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.”

    “Millions of people are already familiar with Android and use it everyday,” said Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps at Google. “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.”

    “We are very pleased to join this alliance with Google as a founding member because Honda is committed to providing the very best connected-car experience to our customers,” said Yoshiharu Yamamoto, president, CEO and director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. “The Honda team is looking forward to collaborating with Google and all OAA members to help advance the safety, value and ease of use of connected-car technologies.”

    “Through the OAA, our customers using Android devices will soon be able to enjoy the continuous user experience in their Hyundai and Kia vehicles.” said Dr. Woong-Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of R&D, Hyundai Motor Group. “By introducing the latest IT technologies safely and securely throughout our full range of vehicles, we continually strive to provide the highest levels of convenience and enhance the in-vehicle experience.”

    “The car is the ultimate mobile computer. With onboard supercomputing chips, futuristic cars of our dreams will no longer be science fiction,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. “The OAA will enable the car industry to bring these amazing cars to market faster.”

    OAA members share a vision for the connected car, and bringing these open standards of innovation to the market will help extend people’s mobile experience seamlessly to another platform they already know and love. Timing from each automaker will vary, but you can expect to see the first cars with Android integration by the end of this year. The OAA invites other automotive technology companies to join in this endeavor.

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    Re: Open Automotive Alliance

    Ran across this today, which is another example of why Android and CUE don't get along as well as we'd like. http://developer.radiusnetworks.com/...-ibeacons.html

    Android 4.5 is expected in June, and one of its new features is rumored to focus on communications with "wearables". . . which likely means this lack of "peripheral mode" support gets addressed at that point.

    Hopefully the announcement above means GM is getting early info/betas to work with of 4.5.

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    Re: Open Automotive Alliance

    Very disappointing to see that GM's participation in the OAA has been changed to Chevrolet now that Google has announced Android Auto. Hopefully Cadillac makes an announcement soon, though I am not counting on it given their track record with CUE so far.

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    Re: Open Automotive Alliance

    At least it's been confirmed that the next ("L") version of Android will have Bluetooth Low Energy "peripheral mode", which should help with some of CUE's issues with Android phones.

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    Re: Open Automotive Alliance

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtourist View Post
    Very disappointing to see that GM's participation in the OAA has been changed to Chevrolet now that Google has announced Android Auto. Hopefully Cadillac makes an announcement soon, though I am not counting on it given their track record with CUE so far.
    I share your disappointment.

    I am currently a 2012 CTS Coupe owner who is strongly considering an "upgrade" to the ATS Coupe in the next six months. For nearly three years I've had to deal with the ridiculous omission of A2DP Bluetooth streaming and was hoping that CUE was the answer. Unfortunately, CUE is only the answer if the question was 5 years ago. CUE is a real letdown IMO. I find the interface to be unresponsive, the screen to be washed out and the hardware to be generally underpowered.

    This may sound petty, but I don't think I can deal with CUE for several years when Android Auto is only a firmware upgrade away. I really hope that Cadillac joins the OAA and allows the option for Android Auto in the near future.

    Infotainment is a big deal to me. If Cadillac continues stuck in the past with, closed, slow, penny pinching, infotainment options, I will likely be looking elsewhere.

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