Here's an exciting pseudo-follow-up to our Android OS in a Tesla Model S article: It looks like Kia and Hyundai are going to beat Elon Musk to the punch in getting Android into their automobiles. According to the latest report, not only are the two South Korean auto-makers planning on using an Android based UVN in their cars, they are already deep into development and plan to introduce it early next year!
Supposedly, Kia and Hyundai will have their Android-based UVO 2.0 UVN system ready for prime-time and plan to bring it to all of their cars in 2014. It even has its own app store and can connect to Android or iOS devices for multimedia playback. Can you imagine having Google Maps up for your in-dash GPS mapping system? Just awesome!
They are even working on some advanced functionality. It was described as a, "telematics function that can remotely control the car through the WiFi and modem connection." No details where revealed about what that can do, but it sounds very James Bond-esque. We approve!