Google wants to put Android into your car, or at least that's the rumour coming out of sources close to the company.
A new version of the operating system, expanding on its first Android Auto system, is in the works which would be a part of the brain of your car. It would be in charge of entertainment and navigation systems, and do so without the need to also use a smartphone.
It would also allow Google to collect more metrics from their customers from all over the world and would see us spending even more time being connected online. It would also be a completely integrated system, unlike Apple's CarPlay which merely extends your phones set-up to the car's screen. Always on (provided there's a data signal) and not dependent on limited phone batteries, there's plenty of scope for a project like this, especially given the sophistication of Google Maps.
We wouldn't expect the project to become a reality just yet - Google will have to work with car manufacturers to ensure their systems are included from the start of production. More as we get it.