Toyota wants privacy concerns addressed before it adds Android Auto
While many carmakers have rushed to include features like Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, Toyota seems to be one of the few who are holding out, at least as far as Android Auto is concerned. Earlier this year Toyota announced plans to include CarPlay in future vehicles, but failed to mention anything about Android Auto.
If you were hoping that this was the year when Toyota would finally relent and let Android Auto into their cars, then we’re sorry to say that this is still not that time. The Japanese car company has major concerns about the data that Google collects from the in-car infotainment system, even as they finally
Toyota has long rejected adding Android Auto to its vehicles, but the Executive Program Manager for the Toyota Avalon, Mark DeJongh stated this week at a first-drive event for the Avalon, that Toyota is a “conservative company and we wanted to make sure everything was okay.” Continuing on by saying that the company wanted to
No sign of integration as security concerns continue
Most major car manufacturers these days support Android Auto in some form or another, with Toyota being the only big holdout. Bad news is, if you were hoping that the Japanese automaker was going to adopt the platform in the near future, that's not happening any time soon, if ever.
Android Auto is handy to have in your car, but one of its main caveats is the requirement to have your phone plugged in at all times. Wireless Android Auto aims to solve that problem, and JVC and KENWOOD have collectively announced seven units that support it. KENWOOD's five units, all of which are understandably pretty pricey, are now shipping in the US.
It might be a year or two before you can even buy a car that supports this feature, though. The same goes for smartphones, unless you buy from Google.
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Android Auto support will only expand and get updated until the next version comes along. Some other services and products have been integrated with Android Auto but it’s only now that we’re learning about wireless support. Yes, Android Auto Wireless is officially available. This means you can connect and start using the system on your
Google has announced that Android Auto now supports wireless connectivity on select devices with Android 8.0 Oreo such as the company's Pixel handsets, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P in North America. Read more...