January 11, 2024 – As internet technology continues to advance, in-vehicle infotainment systems have become a staple in modern automobiles. However, traditional systems often lack the versatility to cater to users’ diverse needs.
At the CES 2024 exhibition, Google announced a game-changing innovation: the integration of its Chrome browser into car infotainment systems. This groundbreaking move promises to deliver a more convenient and intelligent driving experience for users.
The new feature will debut in select models from Volvo and Polestar, enabling users to access a wider range of applications with the help of the browser. To enhance the experience further, Google has also introduced new applications for vehicles with built-in Google systems, including video streaming services like PBS Kids, Crunchyroll, and a weather app.
With Chrome integrated into the car’s system, users can effortlessly browse the web, watch videos, listen to music, and more, all while enjoying the same seamless operation they’re accustomed to on their smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Google Maps, in combination with the Android system, can now share real-time battery information, facilitating better planning for daily travels.
Currently, this functionality is available in vehicles with built-in Google programs and is accessible to Android Auto users. According to official statements, more electric vehicles will adopt this feature in the future, marking a significant step forward in the evolution of in-car technology.