While many carmakers have rushed to include features like Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, Toyota seems to be one of the few who are holding out, at least as far as Android Auto is concerned. Earlier this year Toyota announced plans to include CarPlay in future vehicles, but failed to mention anything about Android Auto.
The latest edition of the Toyota Corolla hatchback has all the trimmings of a modern automobile: Amazon Alexa connectivity, Apple CarPlay... and a retooled six-speed manual transmission.
Launched in March 2015 for smartphones running Android 5.0 and beyond, Android Auto went on to become an important part of the infotainment system. Three years on, Android Auto goes wireless just like Apple CarPlay did with iOS 9.
Android Auto — Google’s system for powering your car’s dash display from your phone, and the company’s answer to Apple’s CarPlay — is going wireless. You can leave your phone in your bag, and it’ll still be able to push your apps and content to your in-dash screen. Alas, there’s a catch: To get it
In-car infotainment systems powered by Google’s Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are increasingly being found in new vehicles, and customers often weigh that support heavily when choosing a vehicle to purchase. Up until this point, all versions of Android Auto have required a physical connection with your car via a USB cable to function. However,
Google has enabled wireless Android Auto support for Pixel and Nexus devices — but you'll need the proper head unit to get in on the fun.
Google’s Android Auto platform and Apple’s CarPlay will affect future vehicle purchase decisions even more than they currently do, with both remaining popular among car owners, according to a new study conducted by Strategy Analytics. Approximately 33-percent of Android Auto users rely on Google’s solution for navigation and some 27-percent of them use it for
Survey Shows Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Have High Satisfaction Rate; Major Priority in Future Vehicle Purchase Decision
CarPlay and Android Auto have become increasingly popular among car makers and vehicle owners over the last few years. Initially, major automakers were apprehensive about offering CarPlay or Android Auto on their vehicles but over the years, they have gone ahead to support both of them in their infotainment system.
New vehicle owners who have purchased a car that's equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are satisfied with the system and are increasingly relying on it for all in-car tasks, according to a new report released today by Strategy Analytics.
Strategy Analytics is a company that provides analysis on the automobile electronics market (among other things). A recent survey and subsequent analysis by the company shows that drivers are becoming increasingly dependent on smartphone connection features in their vehicles. Specifically, users prefer mirror services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Research suggests that drivers prefer these for ease of use and features. A large portion of drivers use these services for navigation and media consumption.