Apple and Google have done a very good job in giving us a choice of which platform we would rather on our smartphones and tablets, and now they plan to do the same in the car as well. We have already seen what Apple’s CarPlay has to offer and which models they will support, although Android Auto is still in its infancy, and so we have yet to see what is truly possibly.
Apple vs. Google for in-car integration — We have come across a poll that looks at which you would rather choose, but it isn’t really a fair poll but more of a popularity contest.
This is because there is only an option for both, whereas there should have been one for neither, as this would have given us a clearer image of the percentage of drivers who do not care for neither.
Like Android and iOS devices, the functions of these in-car systems are the same, details of which can be found in a recent Bloomberg video seen below.
If I had the choice I would go for Apple because all my other gadgets are Apple, and would be silly for me to choose the Android system. However, what I do not understand is why there is not going to be an option on upcoming vehicles to support both systems?
Do you agree that it seems ridiculous that you will purchase a car only for it to support one proprietary system, surely it would not be too difficult to create an in-car system to work with an iPhone or Android smartphone?
Before you do go ahead and make your choice, remember that Microsoft is already working on its next version of Windows in the Car, which you can see a video of the latest concept version below.