Mahindra & Mahindra has joined Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global group of automakers and technology companies working to bringing Android platform to cars.

Mahindra 2015 XUV500 Facelift
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Confirming the development, the UV maker said its sports utility vehicles XUV 500 and Scorpio will get Google's Android Auto, a technology that integrates the infotainment system of the vehicle with smartphones and tablets.

Mahindra & Mahindra is the first Indian automobile maker to offer Android Auto.

The integration of Android Auto will allow users to have in-car access to Google maps and other specially-adapted Google services and third party apps via an infotainment screen through a simplified interaction.

"At Mahindra we have always been committed to introducing newer technological offerings in our vehicles in an endeavour to create an enriched user experience and provide better value technologies to our customers. Going forward, after successful integration, we will be offering Android Auto in our flagship models of XUV 500 and the Scorpio as well as on our future platforms," said Pravin Shah, President and Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra.