"Car makers will accommodate both [Apple's and Google's] solutions," Roger Lanctot, associate director at Strategy Analytics' global automotive practice, told TechNewsWorld.
"There is no real race," he
Google Automotive Link "is nearly identical in appearance and performance to Apple's CarPlay," wrote Lanctot
Many of Google's GAL partners are also playing footsie with Apple CarPlay.
Neither Google nor Apple "is doing anything especially remarkable or groundbreaking," Lanctot observed.
Grabbing the Auto Industry by the Throat
OAA members agree to use only Google-approved applications and software, and to surrender any derivative IP created as part of implementing GAL, Lanctot
said in a note to clients.
is released from any liability.
will help Google stamp out Android forks such as those used in cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai and SAIC Motors
has problems with boot time and power, two "significant deficits of great concern to automakers" that Google
did not discuss at Google I/O, Lanctot
also pointed out a few other things Google did not discuss: its API strategy; user interface guidelines issued by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
or other globally relevant automotive UI limitations; and the fact that its voice recognition solution is hosted and, like Apple, dependent on a wireless connection.