Toyota announced today at the Chicago Auto Show it’s adding Android Auto to some of its cars. This marks the very first time the car manufacturer has added the feature to any of its vehicles.
According to the company, the 2020 models of the Tundra, 4Runner, Sequoia, and Tacoma will get Android Auto. Meanwhile, the 2018 Aygo will get the functionality over a software update, and so will the 2019 Yaris in Europe. So far, there’s no word on whether any other cars in Toyota’s lineup will get the functionality, but offerings such as the Camry will hopefully receive the software in the future.
Toyota is one of the last companies to add Android Auto to its infotainment suite. The company had famously stuck with its own proprietary solutions for years before caving and adding Apple CarPlay compatibility last year. Now that the company is adding Google’s in-car interface, it looks like Apple and Google have not only taken over the space in your pocket, but the screen in your car as well.
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