Knowing with Google and QUALCOMM's custom "Maserati" what the fusion of next generation Android and car will bring
Google has launched the provision of "Android Auto" in cooperation with automobile car navigation systems and infotainment systems in the United States, but it seems that development of a system that further enhances its function is underway. For Maserati vehicles Google uses for demo, it is possible to see a glimpse of the next generation car Android that further strengthened integration with vehicles.
Google and Qualcomm are presenting the future of Android in cars | The Verge
You can see how the next generation car mounted Android installed in Maserati works in the following movie.
Google's Maserati is running Android - YouTube
This is Maserati Ghibli that has been customized to demonstrate the Android for cars. The selling price in Japan is 9 million yen vehicles, and Google and the communication technology development company Qualcomm have customized for the development of Android for cars.
Around the driver 's seat has been changed largely, with a huge display instead of a normal instrument panel. It is almost like a Tesla Model S.
Various information can be displayed as well as display. The difference from Android Auto is that it allows split screen display. For example, it is characterized by ease-of-use display, such as displaying the operation menu at the top and the map at the bottom. This is because the article "Summary of how much "Android N" powered up, the three major themes are "performance" "security" "productivity"It seems to be equivalent to the multi-window division function which is touched also.
In addition, it is possible to control the interior equipment further stepped down than the current Android Auto. On the following screen, we adjust the air conditioner with the display. Although it can not control important parts such as steering wheel and accelerator / brake, it is becoming a concept car as Android deeply incorporated in the vehicle itself.
Also, the surroundings of the meter are also displayed, so that you can display various information in addition to the usual meter such as the music being played and the other party of the phone.
In the cover around the meter, the pattern that it was outputted with the 3D printer was indeed remained.
The operation screen of the air conditioner is like this. Besides touching, it should be considered naturally to control by voice.
Are "front left seat raising", "front right seat raising", "seat position 1" etc, this is the screen for adjusting the door glass and seat? You can see that it is a system that deeply bite into the vehicle equipment. Furthermore, it should be considered that not only the touch but also the control by the sound is naturally considered.
In the meter section, in addition to the remaining gasoline and speed, the artist name is displayed
Because this car was developed for demonstration, it is likely to be a long way to go to market actually. It is certainly amazing to control everything in a centralized manner on the display, but on the other hand it is also a fact that there is a merit that the dial type control method can be operated with a sense of hand. There is also an advantage that safety can be operated without leaving your eyes off the road, so as a development of UI that takes into account around that, probably this timeGoogle I / O 2016Audio assisted assistant device announced at "Google Home"Aiming at" Google dedicated to each user "Conversational assistant who made use of artificial intelligence · natural language processing technology · machine learning etc."Google AssistantWill it be realized with something like "or perhaps externalize it and smart watch"Android Wear 2.0Whether it will be realized in a form like "or a completely different form, in any case, it should be a turning point that will change the concept of driving a car greatly.