Google’s Android Auto started off with a bang in 2014. The app promised that your car’s infotainment system could communicate with your phone, and vice versa. Finally, you could make your car’s display just as powerful as the one in your pocket!
However, things didn’t go as smoothly as Google likely anticipated. Manufacturer adoption of Android Auto lagged far behind that of Apple’s own system, known as CarPlay. Even the cars that did have it faced limitations, such as a lack of wireless support and a dated interface. It wouldn’t be until 2019 that Google would finally push a UI overhaul to the system as well as some upgraded features, including wireless connections.
Now, things are looking back up for Google. More manufacturers than ever support Android Auto. As the years go on, there won’t be