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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto updates for 2019: What you need to know
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5th Jul 2019
2 min read

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto updates for 2019: What you need to know

From Lamborghini to Suzuki, almost every car manufacturer is producing vehicles with an infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Aftermarket head units also now support both, bringing the latest technology to a car of any age. This means that regardless of how much time software engineers spend crafting the perfect interface for the latest vehicle, you’re simply going to ditch it once your smartphone is connected.
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Geoff Quattromani
Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment
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18th Sep 2018
2 min read

Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment

The list of manufacturers planning to use Google for their infotainment systems has grown from two to five, with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announcing Android will underpin its alliance-wide infotainment system from 2021. Under a new agreement, vehicles in the alliance will rely on Android for their infotainment, opening the door for Google Maps integration, among other Google Play apps designed specifically in-car operation.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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17th Mar 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending March 17, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Tegan Lawson
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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4th Jan 2016
2 min read

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year.
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Mike Stevens
Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto
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10th Jul 2015
4 min read

Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Skoda has followed stablemate Volkswagen into announcing significant feature changes to its Australian range, introducing new equipment, new powertrains and new models. Model ranges blessed with an update this week include the small Rapid, the mid-sized Octavia, the high-riding Octavia Scout and the recently re-styled Yeti. (Skoda’s all-new Fabia has also now joined the Australian range. Catch our review of that new model here.)
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Mike Stevens