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 it came down to the fact that if they ran Google Android platform as standard for their cars, Google would be collecting truckloads of information about Porsche cars that they’re not interested in releasing. Too bad they’re not making commercials to help advertise one platform instead of another… oh wait:
Ok, so if we’re honest and fair this isn’t technically a commercial by Apple. But it does demonstrate the case for why this product is going to be so successful.