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Buying a new car? Enjoy Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto

New car owners can expect Google Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in their vehicles.

Published Fri, May 29 2015 7:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:07 PM CST

Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are pushing in-vehicle connectivity, with almost every vehicle automaker expected to offer the software platforms by the end of the year.

Buying a new car? Enjoy Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto | TweakTown.com

Seven different 2016 Chevrolet models will offer CarPlay or Android Auto, while Hyundai said it will support Android in its Sonata. Supporting connected technology is an estimated effort to help drivers and passengers more easily interact with their smartphones while in the vehicle - and provide automakers with a more universal platform to install.

"We just want familiar. We want our content, our services that we already own on our phone," said Tim Bajarin, president of the Creative Strategies tech research firm, in a statement published by the AP. "We just want the car to have the representation of that on demand."

This isn't a warning sign that the Ford Sync, or other vehicle maker's proprietary systems will die, however, though they are keen to embrace technology.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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