Toyota Currently Has No Plans to Support Apple CarPlay in the U.S.

Toyota Currently Has No Plans to Support Apple CarPlay in the U.S.

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Despite being on Apple's list of committed partners, Toyota says it currently has no plans to support CarPlay in the U.S., reports the New York Times.

John Hanson, the national manager of Toyota’s advanced technology communications, said while the company talked frequently with both Google and Apple, it currently had no plans to adopt Android Auto or CarPlay in the United States.

“We may all eventually wind up there, but right now we prefer to use our in-house proprietary platforms for those kinds of functions,” Mr. Hanson said.

The announcement is likely to disappoint many iOS and Android users; however, Toyota may not be able to withstand market pressure for long. Many other manufacturers including GM, Volkswagon, Hyundai, Audi, and others have already begun to release vehicles with CarPlay support. Apple and Google are likely to improve their in-vehicle software far faster than vehicle manufacturers can improve their infotainment systems. It may not be long until their already cumbersome systems fall further behind and consumers begin to demand a system that works with their mobile devices of choice.

Would Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support make the difference in your purchase of a new vehicle? Let us know in the comments!

Toyota Currently Has No Plans to Support Apple CarPlay in the U.S.

Klinky - February 25, 2015 at 1:09am
So looking forward to having Google and Apple bombard me with advertising in my car, tracking my every move, directing me to their paid vendors through so-called relevant ads to my NAV. Toyota has been particularly sensitive to releasing private customer data - best to let Apple and Google figure out the boundary. Last thing I want is for ads for condoms to show up on my NAV when I'm driving with the family. ;).
Marc - February 23, 2015 at 7:47pm
Yes it could affect my house of toyota
Ren - February 23, 2015 at 6:25pm
This is to protect Japanese People from NSA. Imagine if your car can tracked and controlled by the government if they want to?
brownest - February 23, 2015 at 5:57pm
My Honda's system is awkward and counterintuitive. A unified, well designed interface like that in iOS would be a strong incentive to get a new car!
Danny - February 23, 2015 at 5:39pm
Absolutely! Nothing beats instant connectivity and familiarity with the system we've all been using than trying to learn other system again.
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