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Porsche chooses Apple Car Play instead of Android

Porsche and Apple Play come together this year There's no technological reason the 991/2 doesn't have Android Auto playing through its massively upgraded PCM system. But there is an ethical one. As part of the agreement an automaker would have to enter with Google, certain pieces of data must be collected and mailed back to Mountain View, California. Stuff like vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temp, engine revs—basically Google wants a complete OBD2 dump whenever someone activates Android Auto. Not kosher, says Porsche. The integration of cars and computers are starting to reach an interesting intersection in today's society. Cars will not be coming standard with built-in entertainment systems, navigation tool, Bluetooth synchronization and more. So the big question on everyone's mind is show I get the iPhone car or the Android car? At the end of the day ... Read more

APPLE Integration: Coming to a vehicle near you

In just five years, Apple's CarPlay API for iPhone integration will dominate the auto industry and will be installed in more than 24 million vehicles, according to ABI Research. I'm personally way beyond ready for full Siri integration and iPhone compatibility. The resonating echo of Steve Jobs' "synchronicity" keeps striking me every time I see this. As for myself and millions of other Apple users (though I don't consider myself an Apple fanboy) I love the functionality and intuitive nature of Apple devices. The quality design is lasting and effective through years of use and generally affordable to maintain and repair. When I saw this article posted earlier on Macworld I had to jump on it because it's a dramatic outward sign that the future is rushing towards us at unprecedented speed. It also makes me wonder about how ... Read more

Is anyone else as pumped as I am for this to happen?

Apple today expanded its list of automobile manufacturer partners that plan to supportCarPlay in future models, adding a number of brands from the Fiat Chrysler group: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram. Also officially joining the list of CarPlay partners today is Mazda (via Wired). These additions follow a recent announcement by Audi, which plans to integrate Apple's CarPlay system into its vehicles beginning in 2015. These new partners join existing CarPlay partners Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, GM, and Honda, which are introducing CarPlay compatible vehicles before the end of the year, and a number of other brands promising future support. Besides new cars,Alpine and Pioneer also are adding CarPlay support to their aftermarket consoles, allowing owners of existing automobiles to adopt Apple's in-dash car technology. CarPlay uses an automobile's built-in dashboard display to provide hands-free operation of your iPhone. Drivers will be able to ... Read more