Google's Android automotive OS and Linux are likely to challenge the incumbent QNX, with major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Audi, Volkswagen, and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish alliance opting for Android in their next-generation vehicles.
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.
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.
GM has announced that most models of its 2016 Cadillac brand will feature support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Ford is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform Ã¢â‚¬â€œ allowing compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Ã¢â‚¬â€œ throughout its entire 2017 U.S. vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles.
Ford is expanding its SYNC connectivity system, adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE and several new AppLink apps to help millions of consumers stay connected behind the wheel and away from their cars.
GMC has announced that it has added Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle's display in a smart, simple manner with the brandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IntelliLink system.
Google have announced the release of a new emulator tool for developers who want to target Android Auto. The DHU enables your workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes.
In an integration highlighting the increasing connection between cars and the home, Hyundai is demonstrating compatibility with the company's Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant.
Hyundai is adding smartphone integrations to several existing models today, via do-it-yourself installation. The software update compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto is now available at no cost through MyHyundai.com.
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.