June 25, 2014 / 5:59 PM / in 3 years

Google says first cars running Android Auto software to roll out this year

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O) said on Wednesday the first cars running Android Auto will hit showrooms later this year, after the Internet search giant signed on 40 auto-industry partners for its car-software development alliance.

A Google employee demonstrates Android Auto onstage during a keynote address at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Executives demonstrated to developers on Wednesday how Android Auto acts like an extension of its popular mobile phone software and will be completely voice-enabled, allowing drivers to navigate maps and send messages while behind the wheel.

Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Chris Reese

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