Ford has announced a six-year agreement with Google to allow the American manufacturer to use the Android Automotive system starting in 2023. Employees from both companies will work together on “future innovations” within the Team Upshift group.
Let me remind you that the Android Automotive system is based on Google services. Users can access Google Assistant via voice commands, use Google Maps, access the Play Store, and more. Ford notes that the company’s developers “will create even more applications to provide users with a more personalized car ownership experience.”
Android Automotive is currently available in the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 electric cars. Besides, the Groupe PSA concern (which is already part of the Stellantis alliance) previously announced that cars of its brands (Opel, Peugeot, Citroen, and others) would also switch to Android Automotive from 2023. General Motors has announced similar plans. Moreover, we can see the first models with Google’s system in its cars (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac) as early as 2021.