Porsche has unveiled details of its upcoming sixth-generation PCM infotainment system before it's integrated into the 911, Cayenne and Panamera ranges this summer. The developers behind the new-for-2021 Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) have focused on providing swish, simple and clear menus, which evolve the style first seen in the Taycan into a format that features some handy new tech.
Italy's competition regulator, the Competition and Market Authority (AGCM), has fined Google €102 million for excluding Enel’s e-mobility app, JuicePass, from its Android system, arguing that the company has leveraged its dominant market position unfairly.
Google and Ford have signed a six year deal under which Android will be installed in most of the US carmaker’s vehicles in the latest sign of technology companies’ interest in the automotive sector.
Google has released the Android for Cars App Library into an open beta, for any developer, giving developers the ability to design, develop, and test navigation, parking or charging apps on Android Auto.
Developer Emil Borconi-Szdressy recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for an AAWireless USB dongle that adds wireless Android Auto to your existing car. You’ll need a car infotainment system with wired Android Auto support. While that’s increasingly commonplace, it does rule out upgrading an older ride.
A new music app specifically designed for Android Auto has just been released. Auri Music is an offline music player that comes with shuffle support, a favorite option that you can use while driving, as well a search feature to look for a specific song in your entire library.
Audioburst today announced the release of two new offerings centred around the use of voice. Audioburst Auto, an Android app which focuses on delivering tailored playlists and hands-free voice search to today's drivers, is being released on Android Auto.
Mazda is now offering owners of older vehicles the ability to upgrade their infotainment systems to ones that are compatible with both Apple's CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. Vehicles equipped with Mazda Connect from the 2014 model year and newer are eligible for a dealer-installed upgrade with smartphone integration capabilities. But it's not a free update.
Sony today announced the AV Center XAV-AX210 at the Mobile Electronics Association's KnowledgeFest 2018. The XAV-AX210 adds iDatalink Maestro support to the 6.4-inch display, which allows you a new way to connect the car's audio without losing the original functionality of the infotainment system
Mazda has announced that its 2018 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will soon be Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible = and retrofittable. Beginning in September, dealers will be able to retrofit Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels of its mid-size sedan with a kit that adds Apple and Android compatibility to the automaker's built-in infotainment system.