When Android Auto was announced mid last year, we were quite interested but there wasn’t much noise about whether (and when) Android Auto powered autos would actually arrive on scene. It looks as if Volkswagen will be among the first, with an announcement overnight that certain 2015 models will come with Android Auto (and Apple’s CarPlay) support later this year.
The option will be available on cars equipped with MiB II, the manufacturer’s modular information and entertainment platform. The only vehicle named in the announcement is the VW Golf, which is hardly surprising as its one of the better known and more popular in the range.
In the announcement, Volkswagen also referred to some features which are probably more US-focused at the moment, such as allowing the partner mobile app to remotely manage your car (charging, parking, remote start etc) which means there are definitely some exciting times ahead.