Apple CarPlay against Android Auto: a detailed comparison of automotive technology [video]




The competition between Apple and Google has recently moved into the plane of automobile platforms. Each manufacturer offered its own solution for the integration of smartphones with onboard infotainment – CarPlay and Android Auto . The creator of YouTube-channel Macmixing decided to make a detailed comparison of technologies, using your iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto demonstrated by the example of one car – Hyundai Sonata 2015 .


By downloading a special application from Google Play and connecting the gadget to the car, the owner of Android-device can manage mobile applications using the display and multimedia system buttons on the steering wheel. The main screen Android Auto repeats design Google Now. There Quick access to music, navigation, and various communication functions. The system is able to display smartphone received messages and read them to the driver.


With Android Auto can run routes in Google Maps, listen to music, call, voice dialing text message reminders to use. In fact, Android Auto – it’s all the same mobile platform Google, but optimized for use in the car.


CarPlay, in turn, allows you to connect your phone to the car system, and use its touch screen, steering wheel controls or voice commands to control the functions iPhone, such as phone calls, navigation, play music and podcasts, messaging. The system interface is much like iOS. When this technology is developed taking into account the minimum driver distraction from the road, so the basic steps are performed using the voice assistant Siri. This applies to search for contacts in the address book, the music on your phone and routing in the Navigator. Unlike Android Auto technology Apple has acquired a number of third-party applications.

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