There is a three-way battle now going on for control of your car’s dashboard. On one side are the manufacturers, on the other hand are the mobile tech companies, Google and Apple, and until recently, manufacturers have been very resolute, thinking that you should use the infotainment system. Theirs is on their way, yes, you can connect your phone and make calls or play music but you always do it through their car technology.
However, Apple and Google produce their own systems that allow you to bypass the stock infotainment system and “mirror” your smartphone on the dashboard, eliminating the manufacturer’s entire system. Here’s the difference between the two operating systems:
It is a kind of iOS type for cars, as CarPlay helps you find the right way, exchange calls, send messages, listen to music, use Siri directly from the dashboard of the car, and to use CarPlay, it is enough to connect the iPhone to the car dashboard either using cables or technology bluetooth.
It is the car operating system Android Auto and is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device, such as a smartphone, to compatible information on the dashboard and in-car entertainment unit.
Once an Android device is paired with the main unit, the system mirrors the eligible applications from the device to the car screen, with a simple and easy-to-use user interface, supported applications include GPS mapping/navigation, music playback, SMS, phone and web search, the system supports both screens powered Touch and button-controlled head units, though hands-free operation via voice commands are encouraged to reduce driving distraction.
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