Continental will be offering a system that will bring Google’s Android OS into your car’s head units. The system, AutoLinQ, is obviously powered by Google’s Android, and is part of a new connected services platform that car makers can choose to install in their vehicles. Thanks to it being powered by Android, the head units will be able to download existing Android applications, while Continental is also planning to release an AutoLinQ SDK in the first quarter of 2010 with a specific app store in the 2nd half of the year. With all this tech wizardry in your car, you’ll be able to remotely connect to your car via a mobile phone or PC and check the status or location of your vehicle. Continental has also teamed up with Navteq to come up with map, traffic and location applications, and it seems that location-based social networking is also on the horizon.

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