Apple and Google will soon battle for platform share in yet another major hardware category — the car. The two companies have developed operating-system extensions for the dashboard: Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.
According to a report, the connected car is fast emerging as one of the most important new digital platforms and of the 220 million total connected cars on the road globally in 2020, it is estimated that consumers will activate connected services in 88 million of these vehicles.
While the two platforms are pitted against each other, it is worth noting that there are subtle differences. Android Auto and CarPlay are designed to perform with native mobile platform and expected to release over the next year.
See more a quick comparison between both operating systems at: Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Who will rule the dashboard?