Now, more than ever, car buyers have a set of requirements when it comes to buying their vehicles. Infotainment systems, automatic climate control, new connectivity options, and even cooling and heated seats are all being offered in many vehicles, transcending cost and premium manufacturers. It’s hard to believe that things like GPS Navigation and touch controls were only reserved for multi-million peso cars a few years ago.
In the case of the smartphone wars, the battle has trickled down into the automotive industry, with certain brands having affinity with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Some manufacturers only support Apple CarPlay exclusively, these are brands like BMW, Mini, and Porsche. Some manufacturers also have proprietary technology that doesn’t support either. We’ll be talking about Android Auto in this article, and the number of manufacturers and cars that support your android phone and its connectivity features. Android phones outnumber Apple iPhones in our local market, and some cars we can buy today support your smartphone seamlessly. Take note that this list can change as more cars get added to support this technology, so always ask a dealership or test out the car for yourself to be absolutely sure. Android Auto support can also come as an added cost extra in any of these vehicles, too.