Google is expanding app offerings across its open-source infotainment platform and in cars with built-in Google applications. Drivers will be able to access WebEx and Zoom, Prime Video, the Weather Channel and the Vivaldi web browser in their vehicles, the company said Wednesday.
Android Auto, Google's open-source development toolkit, will allow developers to include WebEx and Zoom integrations with audio-only capability. Google Play, which is included in Google's built-in suite of apps in some vehicles, will include Prime Video in select Renault, Polestar and Volvo cars. The Weather Channel will also be available on Google Play.
Some of the integrations, such as Zoom and Prime Video, are available this week, while WebEx and the Weather Channel will be available in the coming weeks.
"We're really offering choice for OEM developers and drivers," said Haris Ramic, director of product management at Android Auto. "Our goal is to really help [automakers] and consumers to make sure that they can build out the right product for their customer."