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.
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 brand’s IntelliLink system.
Auri Music
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.
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.