Android Auto (Google Assistant) vs Apple Carplay (Siri)

SykomantiS

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.th...30/google-android-auto-assistant-maps-driving

"That version of Android Auto should be basically identical to what existed before, but with one very large caveat: it’s not going to last forever. Google will sunset it as soon as the Assistant-powered interface is ready for wide adoption. Note that that could mean that both apps will coexist for a time."
Very strange indeed. All I can say is, I have Android 10, I have an Android Auto phone interface and Android Auto on my Kenwood head unit. I also noticed that article is almost a year old, I'm not sure how relevant it still is (or was).
 

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Very strange indeed. All I can say is, I have Android 10, I have an Android Auto phone interface and Android Auto on my Kenwood head unit. I also noticed that article is almost a year old, I'm not sure how relevant it still is (or was).
I hear you. Look, I can't be without muzak and navigation- cos that sucks- so I guess I must just pull the trigger on an android auto unit and hold thumbs it remains viable into the future of the next few years.
 

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Android Auto wireless availability will expand greatly with Android 11

Cable-free Android Auto has been around since 2018 but the list of compatible smartphones and car units has been limited to say the least. It seems this will change with the wider roll-out of Android 11 as Google will support any device running its latest OS and equipped with 5Ghz Wi-Fi connectivity according to its FAQ page. Note that EU availability will depend on local rules for using 5Ghz bands in cars.


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Well history has shown Google likes to kill their most popular products in favour of none or kakker ones...
 

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Sony releases new in-car media receivers to help keep drivers focused on the road in SA

• Sony launches two new infotainment systems in SA.

• The systems retail for R7999 and R6899, respectively.

• These systems are designed to keep the driver's focus on the road.

Sony Electronics has unveiled its latest AX5550D and AX3500 in-car media receivers.

The new displays are designed to provide a safer and smarter driving experience for South African road users, combining improved touchscreen technology, class-leading build quality, and added convenience to make being on the road as enjoyable as possible.

The AX5550D and AX3500 will enable road users to navigate, communicate and play music without ever having to take their hands off the wheel, for a safer driving experience.

Key Features: AX5550D Bluetooth Media Receiver

The new AX5550D provides a hands-free driving experience, ensuring drivers stay focused on the road while connected to their devices. The new in-car receiver features an innovative safety design that limits distractions with lighter touch operation and improved visibility. This allows drivers to view details on their screen at a glance.

Additionally, Sony’s new media receiver offers comprehensive smartphone connectivity, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and WebLink Cast. The receiver is also equipped with dual USB ports for easy accessibility. The AX5550D has a 6.95-inch flush mount capacitive touchscreen with a flat, bezel-less display.

Drivers can connect their compatible Apple and Android smartphones to get directions, stream music, make phone calls or send and receive messages using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which now supports third-party navigation apps.


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