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May 25, 2017

Android Auto coming to Audi dashboards, no phone required

Android Auto fulfilled a very real need for drivers by giving users a way to bridge the gap between their mobile devices and the infotainment systems built into their cars. Switching from the familiar navigation solution on a phone to a discrete car-based system was jarring and not always as good. Conversely, sending navigation prompts from your phone to your car’s speakers over Bluetooth was unreliable and defeated the purpose of the latter’s built-in navigation. A better – and more consistent – way to combine the two was needed.

As a result, Android Auto via USB-connected smartphones made its way into a bevy of cars now on the road, democratizing the highly capable [...]

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January 19, 2017

You’ll soon find Samsung Exynos chipsets in Audi vehicles

This article originally appeared on our sister site, 

Samsung will supply its Exynos processors to Audi for use in its upcoming vehicles, Samsung has announced. The Exynos System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions will be implemented into Audi’s next-generation In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system, as Samsung takes further steps into the automobiles market.

Samsung’s Exynos processors feature multi-OS and multi-display support allowing them to power up to four different displays in a vehicle at any given time. “Samsung is fully dedicated to delivering robust and reliable yet high-performing solution to Audi for the next level of driving enjoyment,” said Charlie [...]

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