Porsche to Offer Apple CarPlay in New 911, Rejects Android Auto Due to Excessive Data Collection

Porsche to Offer Apple CarPlay in New 911, Rejects Android Auto Due to Excessive Data Collection

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Porsche will offer Apple CarPlay in the new 2017 Porsche 911 but has decided not to offer Android Auto due to excessive data collection, reports MotorTrend. Google apparently wants car manufacturers to provide it with a complete OBD2 dump.

So much for "Do No Evil." There's no technological reason the 991/2 doesn't have Android Auto playing through its massively upgraded PCM system. But there is an ethical one. As part of the agreement an automaker would have to enter with Google, certain pieces of data must be collected and mailed back to Mountain View, California. Stuff like vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temp, engine revs—basically Google wants a complete OBD2 dump whenever someone activates Android Auto. Not kosher, says Porsche. Obviously, this is "off the record," but Porsche feels info like that is the secret sauce that makes its cars special. Moreover, giving such data to a multi-billion dollar corporation that's actively building a car, well, that ain't good, either. Apple, by way of stark contrast, only wants to know if the car is moving while Apple Play is in use. Makes you wonder about all the other OEMs who have agreed to Google's requests/demands, no?

If your vehicle offers Android Auto, you may want to check want information is being sent to Google.

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Porsche to Offer Apple CarPlay in New 911, Rejects Android Auto Due to Excessive Data Collection

Porsche to Offer Apple CarPlay in New 911, Rejects Android Auto Due to Excessive Data Collection
bilgates - October 7, 2015 at 12:17am
Wow android is really shiat
Hey - October 6, 2015 at 5:51pm
Maybe Google want to monitor car engine envioroment thru their interface and forward to cellphone. That would be an excellent feature and they're afraid of that
Artjom - October 7, 2015 at 3:54pm
Pretty sure that could be made without sending off all data to Google. Don't you agree?
Those wacky Germans... - October 6, 2015 at 4:54pm
Maybe Porsche is afraid that Google will detect false emission data and report it to the EPA. :-P
matrixXx - October 6, 2015 at 4:09pm
no problem, android buyers can't afford it anyway. And even if they could, they wouldn't want to spend their money on quality. They would accept a Porsche only if it comes for almost free but with Ad-stickers everywhere (and data collection of course)
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