The spread of Android Auto has been haphazard throughout the very cautious auto industry, with one of the largest car makers, Toyota, a notable holdout. It seems the winds of change are sweeping through with a new report pointing to Toyota reaching an agreement with Google to include the tech in their upcoming range.
Toyota has been including Apple’s CarPlay in their vehicles since January however has reportedly been reluctant to include Android Auto over ‘safety and security concerns’. Those appear to have been resolved with a report in Bloomberg stating that Toyota has reached an agreement with Google to include Android Auto in their vehicles starting as soon as this October.
Exactly which vehicles would see the update isn’t clear, with Toyota selling many vehicles including the popular Camry, HiLux, RAV4 and Corolla and more lines in Australia, as well as the luxury Lexus brand.
This is a welcome change for anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle this year, but Toyota hasn’t made an official announcement as yet, so perhaps hold off signing that new lease until we know more.