18 Jul '12, 8am

Blog: Cambridge's Plextek connects Android in cars: More Android-based in-car infotainment, this time involving

More Android-based in-car infotainment , this time involving Plextek , which has designed an Android-based mobile computing platform for integration into cars. Car entertainment systems typically use Linux- or Windows-based operating systems, writes Richard Wilson, but the Cambridge-based design firm has created an in-car unit that can link with any Android smartphone or tablet to provide a data connection, call support and play audio wirelessly via Bluetooth. According to Project Manager, Nicholas Hill, some fundamental modifications are required for in-car use. "With this new platform we're expecting more vehicle manufacturers to look at the potential for Android devices in our cars," said Hill. One of the biggest challenges was the start-up time of the OS, with a typical 'cold' boot of an Android device taking well over 30 seconds. This is not such an issue for smartpho...

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