Android Auto’s growth is on the horizon. Google’s infotainment platform are continued to be integrated with cars manufactured by Major auto companies. Volkswagen is now gearing up for the release its first vehicles with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink (dubbed as MIB II system). These are said to come in two versions – one with a smaller 6.5-inch screen, and the other with a slightly bigger screen at 8-inch.

Most of Volkswagen's 2016 models will get Android Auto
Most of Volkswagen’s 2016 models will get Android Auto

Previous reports suggested, Android Auto would come with VW automobiles starting this year, but a couple of days ago the car maker made an announcement that most 2016 Volkswagen models will come with this new technology, especially those from the SE Trim and above.

Most of Volkswagen's 2016 models will get Android Auto
Some of these models could launch as early as less than a month!

The MIB II is not the usual navigation and entertainment device which you would find on any most of the new cars these days. In fact, Volkswagen has divided it in three major areas depending up on its functionality : “Security & Service”, “Guide & Inform” and “App-Connect”. The third major function is where the smart Eco-systems (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink) come in to play.

Most of Volkswagen's 2016 models will get Android Auto
“With the new MIB II infotainment platform, Volkswagen’s next generation of Car-Net connected services brings to market one of the most comprehensive suites of connectivity features ever available in an automobile.” –Michael Horn, president and CEO at Volkswagen of America

Android Auto is truly an Eco-system which is equal across devices, providing a uniform experience. You can connect to a plethora of apps in your Smartphone, use voice controls, navigate and much more.



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