Wouldn't it be nice if your car's infotainment system was as full-featured and easy-to-use as your phone? That's the appeal of Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto, which promise to bring familiar interfaces to your car's dashboard. Director of Auto Testing Jake Fisher and Director of Content Development Glenn Derene go out to Starbucks in a Volkswagen Jetta equipped with an aftermarket Pioneer stereo that's compatible with both technologies.
In the end, they concluded that "ultimately, neither of these systems proves to be the Holy Grail for phone integration, yet. This is just the first iteration, and each system can be updated, just like your smartphone."