WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In today’s generation everyone enjoys any kind of technology that introduces a new perspective on personalization, especially if it has to do with cars. As the future progresses more and more people tend to rely on technology to achieve their daily tasks or simply use technology as a tool for entertainment. Well, being said that, imagine a car that incorporates the exact functionalities as your smartphone does? CarPlay, an Apple creation, introduced a software in which drivers have all iPhone features right at their fingertips. Released just this year, over 200 cars are offering Apple CarPlay.

Apple CarPlay

  • iPhone Interface
  • Siri Voice Control
  • Destination Predictions
  • Apple Maps
  • iTunes Music
  • Make Calls
  • Send Messages
  • Safe
  • Steering Wheel Integration
  • 3rd Party App Support

Android Auto 

  • Simplified Interface
  • Easy-to-use Voice Actions
  • Suggests Destinations
  • Google Maps
  • Google Play Music
  • Make Calls
  • Send Messages
  • Safe
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Weather Updates

 CarPlay vs. Android Auto 

Apple CarPlay provides access to your Music Library, Maps, iMessage, Podcasts, Spotify, and mostly every app you have downloaded onto your phone. However, it’s no surprise that Google’s Android Auto shares similar characteristics to Apple CarPlay. So which one is better? Due to both systems being that they’re at the beginning stage of production, the outcome is not black and white just yet, but they do have a few differences. For instance, right off the bat, Google’s Android Auto was designed with the idea that it could be used on multiple platforms with the ability to easily modify it, remove it, or use it. This provides car manufacturers the option to easily integrate Android Auto with their existing system, whereas in Apple CarPlay, car manufacturers have to adopt the software and implement it into their car models, which brings up the subject matter of integration vs. replacement.