FILE PHOTO: The logo of German carmaker Porsche AG is seen ahead of the company’s annual news conference in Stuttgart, Germany March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lukas Barth

FRANKFURT, March 13 (Reuters) – Porsche is in talks with Google to integrate its software into the dashboards of its cars, CEO Oliver Blume told reporters after the annual results presentation.

Discussions on Google Automotive Services are ongoing, Blume said, adding that the automaker is also in contact with technology companies in China to serve such a market.

A source told Reuters in January that Porsche was considering integrating software from Google, part of the Alphabet Group, that would give Porsche customers access to apps like Google Maps and Google Assistant without needing to connect the car to an Android phone. .

(Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach and Christoph Steitz; editing in Spanish by Benjamín Mejías Valencia)

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