Toyota finally caves, adds Android Auto support to select vehicles


Toyota has finally caved. It has been one of the biggest car manufacturers to not offer Android Auto support in its vehicles but that’s set to change now. The Japanese auto giant has confirmed that it is bringing Android Auto to six models, initially. Four of the six models that are receiving support for Android Auto happen to be pickup trucks.

It was first rumoured last year that Toyota could announce Android Auto support for some of its new models because the company has long been focused on developing its own system based on Automotive Grade Linux which relies on Ford’s SmartDeviceLink to enable select phone apps to be mirrored on a car’s screen.

The 2020 4Runner, 2018 Aygo, 2019 Yaris and 2020 models of the Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra are going to receive it as well but only in Europe. It’s interesting to note that Toyota hasn’t decided to introduce Android Auto with volume sellers like the Corolla which many thinks would be a more resonable decision. The company however hasn’t revealed any information about other models that might potentially get Android Auto support as well. All of these new models that are getting Android Auto will also have support for Apple CarPlay.

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