Android Auto and CarPlay are becoming popular among owners of iPhone and Android smartphones, as the technology is now available not only in premium cars but also budget vehicles. Moreover, the presence of such entertainment systems is often one of the criteria for choosing a car.
As stated in the research experts Strategy Analytics, the majority of iPhone owners are looking for a car with support CarPlay. While a third of users are using technology as a media centre, another third prefers to use CarPlay only during navigation.
The report says that users rely on CarPlay or Android Auto, because they have more sophisticated and flexible user interfaces than in conventional automotive systems. In General, embedded system in automobiles are slow and often do not receive updates for a long time (the exception is Tesla, but it does not support CarPlay and Android Auto). With CarPlay, the system is updated along with your iPhone, and this is one of its advantages.