04 Nov 2019

Toyota Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit available

Toyota Australia has finally added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its new-generation models and offers an upgrade program for existing customers.

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14 Oct 2019

What is Android Auto?

Android Auto… it’s Google’s alternative to Apple CarPlay. But what is Android Auto?

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02 Apr 2019

In-car sat-nav or smartphone – which is better?

Most cars offer native sat-nav and many offer smartphone connectivity, so do you really need a native sat-nav set-up anymore, or are you better off using your smartphone?

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Mazda introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade kit
31 Oct 2018

Mazda offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade kits

Mazda has responded to pressure and introduced an upgrade kit for all models with an MZD Connect infotainment system (models released after 2014).

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We’ve all heard about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but MirrorLink also allows you to control your smartphone via your car’s infotainment screen.
02 Jul 2018

What is MirrorLink?

We’ve all heard about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but MirrorLink also allows you to control your smartphone via your car’s infotainment screen. Indeed, it was the first in-car-phone-connectivity system.

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10 Sep 2017

Reader help: Kia Sportage, GU Patrol and Oziexplorer

We welcome reader questions here on PM4x4. SOME DAYS there’s no questions, some days there’s lots. We never make them up, and we couldn’t have possibly thought of this one: QUESTION: I’ve read some of your articles recently & like your insight. I’ve just sold my GU Patrol & bought

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Google frees Android Auto from in-car display
13 Nov 2016

Google frees Android Auto from in-car display

A free update from Google has seen its Android Auto system break away from in-car display screens and display straight from your smartphone.

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android auto launched by Google
27 Jun 2014

Android Auto Launched [w/video]

Google this week launched its Apple CarPlay competitor Android Auto with the first car boasting the two in-car control systems on-sale by the end of 2014.

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