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Toyota USA confirms Android Auto for new cars
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8th Feb 2019
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Toyota USA confirms Android Auto for new cars

Toyota USA has confirmed the 2020 Sequoia, Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will get Android Auto capability. In Europe, the privilege will also be extended to Aygo and Yaris buyers. Initially, the technology will only be available on newly-purchased vehicles, and Toyota hasn't confirmed whether it'll be standard-fit or an optional extra.
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Scott Collie
Mazda to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in 2018
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30th Nov 2017
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Mazda to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in 2018

While Mazda leads the game in Australia on many fronts, it falls short in the field of basic smartphone technology and connectivity. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro said technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is on the way. "Some technology is almost necessary and not just a benefit. This is the 'hygiene' factor in a few years. We are working on that and it will come in 2018," Moro said.
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Paul Maric
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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20th Apr 2016
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The perpetual evolution of technology is a runaway train that can't be stopped and car manufacturers are rushing to keep up with the latest developments, as are car buyers. We are constantly inundated with the latest software updates, new apps that purportedly make our lives easier and innovative gadgets that will be replaced by an upgraded model even before we completely understand the original.
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Tegan Lawson
Apple CarPlay by Pioneer : first test
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14th Oct 2014
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Apple CarPlay by Pioneer : first test

In our increasingly connected world, the desire to be 'always on' has driven many advances in personal communication - but what about in the car? For many drivers, the capabilities and functionality of a vehicle's infotainment system are as important as the drivetrain. Earlier this year, Apple announced its next-generation automotive product, CarPlay. CarPlay takes the core functions of your Apple iPhone and integrates it with the car's media system.
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James Ward
Apple CarPlay under fire over safety concerns
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10th Mar 2014
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Apple CarPlay under fire over safety concerns

The Apple CarPlay infotainment system that debuted just last week at the Geneva motor show has already drawn criticism from safety experts.
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Matt Campbell