Toyota Says No to CarPlay and Android for the US
With the continuously changing automobile industry, massive shifts in the way we drive our cars is evident. That would naturally mean that all the companies, big and small, would be on board with the transition to the vehicles of the future.
For instance the driverless cars and the electric cars from the like of Apple are going to be with us in no time. However, there still are companies that have – so far – not shown signs of taking on the changes completely.
Whether you call it reliance on their own technology or just an attempt to wait for the right time, Toyota is not ready to bring things like CarPlay and Android Auto to their cars.
This was iterated by John Hanson, the national manager of advanced technology comunications at Toyota. He says that despite their regular meetups and communication with Google and Apple, they currently have no plans of bringing their products to their cars:
We may all eventually wind up there, but right now we prefer to use our in-house proprietary platforms for those kinds of functions.
On the other hand Fiat Chrysler’s spokesperson Eric Mayne says that while they have signed up with Google and Apple, they are also looking to changes in the future:
We’re confident that our systems deliver a good experience for our customers. But we’re not standing still either.
On the flipside to all this, Ford is going to adopt the new dashboard technologies with the greatest impact.
In parallel news, driverless cars are becoming more of a thing of the future with each passing day. The United Kingdom government is endorsing them for the coming years and even Uber is making their own driverless cars alongside Google and Nissan.