Toyota Motor agreed to include Android Auto to its vehicles, according to an individual knowledgeable with the matter, ending years of resistance to the Google infotainment software because of safety and security issues. Initially, Toyota will let Android Auto devices to connect directly to its vehicles, after declaring compatibility with Apple Inc.’s CarPlay in January.
SmartDeviceLink allows a vehicle head device show apps operating on a connected phone on a dashboard LCD, with touchscreen controls. The automobile LCD shows a simplified user interface for the app, making it less distracting to utilize while driving. SmartDeviceLink also allows voice command of the apps through the vehicle to the linked phone. Ford