Porsche 911 range to feature Apple CarPlay, rejects Android Auto

Porsche will be including Apple CarPlay in future models


Porsche has finally settled on selecting Apple CarPlay as its onboard system for all future 911 Carrera and Carrera S models.

While Android Auto was also another viable candidate, it was Apple’s transparency when it comes to collating data that swung it in the favour of their CarPlay system.

Google requires a variety of vehicle and passenger data when Android Auto is in use, while Apple need the bare minimum for their analytics team.

The move follows on from Apple’s recent acquisition of VocallQ, a company who are looking to improve how users can interact with Siri while using Apple CarPlay.

Both the lack of data required by Apple CarPlay, tailored with their commitment to making the system as widespread as possible in 2016, should prove to be a deciding factor for many other high-end car manufacturers in the near future.

Apple has also implemented a range of new CarPlay capabilities as part of its iOS 9 update.