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Volkswagen confirms plans to launch CarPlay support later this year

Volkswagen, at CES 2015, has finally announced what it plans to do with both CarPlay and Android Auto. The German auto manufacturer has confirmed that it will begin shipping cars with CarPlay capabilities later this year in its 2016 models. We reported back July of last year that Volkswagen and …

Toyota Currently Has No Plans to Support CarPlay or Android Auto in U.S.

While Toyota has long been listed as one of Apple's CarPlay partners, the third best-selling auto brand in the U.S. currently has no plans to offer vehicles with the feature in that country, as noted in a <i>New York Times</i> overview of the race between Google and Apple to own the dashboard. Toyota also …

Apple adds Siri features (Sports, Twitter, Facebook, directions & Shazam) in 9 new countries, CarPlay in 5

Apple today updated its iOS 8 feature availability list to add support for 9 new countries for a handful of Siri features and 5 new countries for CarPlay.<p>New countries receiving Siri Twitter & Facebook integration, directions, and Shazam include Brazil, Denmark, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, …

Volkswagen Debuts Connected Car App on Apple Watch

Following in the line of automobile companies offering connected Apple Watch apps to control aspects of their vehicle, like Porsche Car Connect, German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced a similar Apple Watch app that will bring most of the features of the company's Car-Net mobile app to a …

GM says 14 models of its Chevy-branded cars will feature CarPlay this year

General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced at Code Conference today where Apple’s Jeff Williams spoke that more than a dozen of its 2016 model cars will include support for Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto feature. Specifically, GM will ship CarPlay in 14 Chevrolet-branded cars being released …

Android Auto Starts The Engine For Developers

Google has begun letting third-party developers build apps for Android Auto, with the release of a new set of APIs for its in-car software platform. The initial set of APIs out the door support audio and messaging apps, similar to the launch set of features being offered by Apple with CarPlay.<p>The …

Honda wants to help developers build better Android Auto apps

The newly announced Honda Developer Studio is both an online portal and a physical workspace located in Silicon Valley.<p>With the impending release of Google's Android Auto in-car app-mirroring software, smartphone app developers will gain the tools to become automotive app developers, as well. But …

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ABI Looks at CarPlay vs. Android Auto while Favoring the Latter

ABI's Senior Analyst Filomena Berardi said the very same thing in August, as noted by Computerworld. When one analyst is saying the same thing in two …