Mercedes and Volkswagen automakers urged not to trust a competitor Apple CarPlay from Google




German auto giant Volkswagen Group and Mercedes-Benz appealed to automakers not to install on-board computers operating system Android, says Autonews . Companies fear that the personal data of car owners get into Google.


“We are not against the compatibility of our systems with developments Google, but still we want to be masters of their own cars,” – said the head of VW Group Martin Uinterkorn.

With the growing needs of motorists in constant “Connection” manufacturers add more online features new vehicles, as well as the ability to extend the cars to communicate with each other. And Google, and Apple sees the onboard computers opportunity to extend their business into new niches and offer their own solutions – CarPlay and Android Auto . As a result, automakers may be out of work, and take possession of all the data Google drivers and passengers feared carmakers.

Experts and analysts have long accused Google of malicious handling of personal data of users. In September, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that the Internet giant is behaving as a “private version of the NSA” in regard to the collection and storage of information about people. Exposing the web giant, he devoted an entire book.

In August, one of the largest media magnates US 83-year-old Rupert Murdoch said that Google is invading the privacy of the users active than the notorious National Security Agency. “Violation of privacy by the NSA – is bad, but it’s nothing compared to Google», – he wrote on his Twitter-account.

In fact, Google is the world’s largest advertising agency, and the meaning of his business involves the collection of data about users, including confidential. In this sense, Apple’s decision is for the producers preferred.


Note that the first car on the market, the owners of which were able to use the technology Apple CarPlay, became car Ferrari FF. In September supercar worth $ 300,000 went on sale in the US, Europe and Japan.

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