Toyota is one of the last car manufacturers to offer compatibility with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. Some 2019 model years still have Toyota’s Entune system.
The software allows for integration with smartphones on new vehicles. Making phone calls, text messaging through voice, and music applications easy to use.
The software gives the ability to project a map on the touchscreen and give voice directions for navigation. The software makes built-in navigation systems redundant.
Most other car manufacturers have had this available for a couple of years now.
According to Bloomberg, a Toyota spokesperson said they had been reluctant to add the “…software due safety and security reasons.”
Moving forward, Apple CarPlay is either here now on certain Toyota models or coming soon.
Which Toyota’s have Apple CarPlay
2019 Toyota’s with Apple CarPlay
2020 Toyota’s with Apple CarPlay
No information yet on whether the Land Cruiser will get the systems or not.
A spokesperson from Toyota informed us that he thought the next model year Highlander will have the software along with Android Auto.
Android Auto with Alexa compatibility will only be available on a select few vehicles as far as we know at this time.
It’s a start.
Which 2020 Toyota’s have Android Auto
Click the links below for updates on potential future or added vehicles with the software. Check other vehicle manufacturers for compatibility.
Do you have a vehicle with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto? How do you like it? Will having this software in a vehicle, affect your future car purchase decision? Let us know in the comments below.
For information on Toyota vehicles, contact your preferred Toyota dealership.