Many car manufacturers have added support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota is one of the few manufacturers that haven’t opened up to Google’s in-car platform as yet even though it does support Apple CarPlay. Google may soon get some love from Toyota as a new report mentions that the Japanese auto giant will finally add support for Android Auto.
A source tells Bloomberg that Toyota will add support for Android Auto soon. No timeline has been provided for when this might actually happen but it’s claimed that a formal announcement of Android Auto support could arrive as soon as next month.
The Japanese car manufacturer hasn’t confirmed or denied this report as yet. When the scribe reached out for a comment on the story, the company only said that “direct connection is something the company is considering.”
The report mentions that Toyota didn’t add support for Android Auto due to some “safety and security’ concerns. The source doesn’t say what has now made Toyota change its mind. It’s also unclear if Toyota cars that are already out there with CarPlay support will be called in for an update to support Android Auto or whether the support will only arrive starting with future models?
All this and more may be answered next month if and when Toyota makes a formal announcement about this.