Car manufacturers have spent a significant amount of resources to improve the infotainment systems that they offer in their vehicles but companies like Google and Apple are seriously disrupting the game. They’ve come out with their own solutions that can be baked right into those infotainment systems or used with aftermarket solutions. Car makers are jumping on the bandwagon with Buick and GMC being the latest to confirm that they’ll support both CarPlay and Android Auto.
2016 model year Buick and GMC cars will feature support for both systems however CarPlay will arrive first in Buick LaCrosse and Regal as well as the Canyon, Sierra and Yukon from GMC.
Support for Android Auto is confirmed but it will arrive at a later point in the model year. It’s not unusual for one infotainment system to support both platforms, the Hyundai Sonata has already proven that.
Car manufacturers are slowly getting onboard and allowing companies like Google and Apple to mark the car as their territory as well, as far as software is concerned.
Cadillac has also confirmed support for the two platforms and Chevrolet has already started to roll out cars that feature support for CarPlay straight off the production line, the momentum doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.