GM to Add Android Auto, Apple CarPlay to 14 Chevy Cars
General Motors CEO Mary Barra today said the company plans to add Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 14 of its 2016 models later this year. The in-dash software will be spread across GM's range of Chevrolet products, from the Chevy Corvette down to the Chevy Spark. GM will work to add the platforms to its other automotive brands, such as GMC and Cadillac, over time. GM had already committed to both platforms but had not previously said when it might get around to installing them. Earlier this week, Hyundai was the first to step up and add Android Auto to its 2015 Sonata sedan. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay bring basic elements of the smartphone experience to the in-dash navigation screen.
CarPlay vs. Android Auto
By all accounts, both Apple and Google have bold ambitions in the automotive space. But an Apple or Google Car is many years away.
Hyundai Makes Android Auto and CarPlay Available As a Do-It-Yourself Install
Hyundai today made it possible for owners of select models to install Android Auto and CarPlay themselves. Hyundai owners will need to download the navigation system update from Hyundai's web site to a USB drive or SD card and then update the car manually.
Audi and Volvo to Adopt Android Auto
Google today said carmakers Audi and Volvo plan to build Android Auto into their next generation of cars. The companies already offer limited support for the platform in select cars.
More GM Vehicles to Add Android Auto and CarPlay
General Motors today committed to adding Android Auto and CarPlay to even more of its cars and trucks. The company is already bringing the smartphone tech to its Chevy, Corvette, and Cadillac brands.
Cadillac to Adopt CarPlay and Android Auto in 2016
Cadillac today said it will add support for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto in select 2016 model-year vehicles. Cadillac will adopt CarPlay in cars and trucks featuring its 8-inch in-dash unit first, with Android Auto to follow later in the year.