Why do you need car interfaces from Apple and Google?
Current in-car infotainment systems (not Apple CarPlay or Android Auto) are very complicated. The final user can use them because they have inadequate navigation. Usually, we can find them in vehicles of the middle and upper-middle price range. What is even worse, is the lack of technical support. This means that your car will be out-of-date as soon as you leave the dealership. You won’t have any updates or protection from hacking since vehicles don’t have access to the Internet.
First car manufacturer, who began to implement such OS into their vehicles was Tesla. They provided their interface with the ability to interact with the car by the tablet. which is currently installed only in the models of their own production (Model S & Model X). In 2017, dozens of car manufacturers are trying to follow the trend of implementing OS from third parties. They can choose between Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are the two big players.
Apple and Google take the concept of their phone’s OS (iOS and Android) and put them to your car’s computer interface. This allows drivers to communicate via voice commands and navigate through Apple Maps/Google Maps. Moreover, they can control music/radio, and listen to the latest news in the blink of an eye.
It’s all designed to make your drive even safer than it was before while minimizing interaction with your cell phone. Once you have linked your devices to a vehicle, you’re free to use it on your touch screen. Or, you can use manual buttons and knobs if you don’t have one. More than 200 vehicles now offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in 2017. More and more brands are planning to integrate them in the future. For our readers, we created a list of all models that support interfaces from one or both Apple and Google.
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Full list of models that work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
This list will be updated and expanded as new car brands and models will be released. More and more brands implementing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in their new models.