Auto manufacturer Saab today announced the arrival of their IQon "Infotainment system," which will use Android to power a variety of functions in vehicles.

While used largely for entertainment (music, video), it will also incorporate Navigation and will even monitor the car's on-board computer (external devices are generally used for this purpose now). They boast that it will allow upgrading, personalizing, and even "downloading apps like a smartphone" (I can see the 'don't play Angry Birds and drive' PSAs now). The promo video below shows this taking place in an on-board panel, much like a mounted tablet.

No word as of yet to whether the Saab will be rootable or if Cyanogen will be developing it.


Source: PRnewswire