It looks like Porsche has chosen to go with Apple CarPlay and not Android Auto in the new 2017 Porsche 911 models. The possible reason behind this decision is due to Android Auto asking for too much information from the car maker. Per Moto Trend:
Basically Google wants a complete OBD2 (on board diagnostics) dump whenever someone activates Android Auto.
Why Google needs any kind of information from Porsche or any other car maker is unclear, but hopefully Google will elaborate more on why they need to run diagnostics for Android Auto.
According to Apple, “CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display.” This includes answering or making phone calls, sending and receiving text messages, navigation, and listening to music. All working with the buttons, or knobs, or touchscreen in your vehicle. Even Siri is there to help you with all that so you can keep your eyes on the road. CarPlay will eventually be available from 38 different car makers (including Porsche) such as GMC, Hyundai, Mazda, and Subaru.
Porsche considers their car information something special and unique, so they won’t provide it to Google. Of course Apple CarPlay doesn’t require any kind of information on cars other than letting Apple CarPlay know the car is on the move. Sounds like a pretty good reason to me as to why Porsche went this route for the new 911 models.
Google has flatly denied that they use vehicle information for anything other than providing a better experience for the driver. They gave the following statement to The Verge:
We take privacy very seriously and do not collect the data the Motor Trend article claims such as throttle position, oil temp, and coolant temp. Users opt in to share information with Android Auto that improves their experience, so the system can be hands-free when in drive, and provide more accurate navigation through the car’s GPS.
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