There was a time when having a CD player in one’s car was considered top-of-the-line automotive technology, but anybody who’s bought, rented or driven in a new Chrysler vehicle over the course of the last half a decade knows that CD players look like something Fred Flintstone would have used compared to the flashy infotainment systems that now appear in these cars.
As incredible as these systems already are, however, they’re about to get better thanks to a partnership with Google that will see the Android Auto operating system made available in all Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and RAM vehicles sometime in the not-too-distant future.
For those that don’t know much about Android, it’s the OS that runs nearly all of the non-Apple smartphones in existence, and many find it preferable because it makes use of Google services and allows for more diverse apps created by parties other than the parent company.
Whether you prefer Apple or Google, the Android Auto OS will prove a good option for people that already own Android devices and want to make the most of them while driving. This new service will allow for voice-activated versions of Google Maps, Google Play Music and even text messaging. In short, it will make infotainment easier and more enjoyable for Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM customers that own these types of phones and, as Google puts it, “don’t want to check them at the door once they enter their vehicle.”
Technology has come a long way in recent years, and this particular bit of new tech should prove to be very exciting for all of our customers.