Porsche finally says "ja" to Android Auto
But it most likely won't be available as standard
The vast majority of car manufacturers offer convenient Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in their vehicles. Remember that this allows you to project your smartphone screen onto the car's infotainment system, which allows you to have an enlarged view of your phone's screen in complete safety.
Some manufacturers have still ignored the feature, especially Android Auto. This was the case of BMW, which until then only offered Apple CarPlay. Porsche is also missing. The new Porsche 911 and Taycan include Apple CarPlay as standard. On other models, it's optional. Android Auto was previously not available.
Now, if you own a Porsche and have an Android device, things are going to change. Indeed, according to an employee who wished to remain anonymous, the brand's sales teams are currently receiving training to explain to future customers how Android Auto works. However, it is not known whether this will be provided as standard or as an option.
It is also not known when this feature will be released. Some manufacturers are voluntarily not offering Android Auto for the simple reason that Google collects too much data without the drivers' knowledge. However, it is clear that the presence of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is an important factor when buying a car and Porsche seems to have made the right decision.
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