Google-powered device owners now able to make calls and play audio via Bluetooth when driving.
Traditionally, in-car entertainment (ICE) manufacturers power their services with Linux or Windows.
But that's all change, as UK-based product innovator Plextek integrates the Android OS into its series of head-units.
This is set to offer seamless connectivity with those running on Google-based smartphones and tablets, allowing wireless calls, data access and audio playback while driving.
However, Plextek found the 30 second plus load time of an Android device posed a threat to the drain of a vehicle's battery, which was overcome by re-ordering loading tasks, and minimising standby times.
Nicholas Hill, project manager, Plextek, said: "Android is the most popular mobile OS in the world, and with so much talk about the ‘connected car’ many of its features are ideally suited for automotive applications.
"However, some fundamental modifications are required for in-car use. With this new platform we’re expecting more vehicle manufacturers to look at the potential for Android devices in our cars."
The 'connected car' is increasingly noted as an ally to the mobile market, with the likes of Ford and MOG partnering for in-car music streaming, while this infographic looks at the future of vehicle connectivity.