Infotainment systems in today’s vehicles have been advancing to a whole new level of convenience and connectivity. Chevrolet has the MyLink system, Cadillac has its CUE system, and Lexus has its Enform system. All of the above mentioned systems allow you to connect your smartphone to your vehicle and expand the connectivity between your car and some of your favorite smartphone apps. For instance, you are able to play Pandora through your smartphone or even have your tweets read out loud. While it may be an advancement in automotive technology and connectivity, no automaker has yet been able to seamlessly bring your favorite smartphone to you car… until now.

A couple of months ago, Apple announced that leading car manufacturers will be rolling out the company’s new system called CarPlay. Google has now followed up with Android Autos. Which one is better? Well, since neither system is 100% available as of yet it’s hard to say – however, we believe it will break down to preference of the Apple fanboys vs. the Google fanboys.

Apple’s CarPlay gives iPhone users the ability to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can also use Siri, iTunes Radio and bunch of other apps.

“CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing. “iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction. We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out CarPlay, and we’re thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva.”

Android Auto, on the other hand, fires back by bringing the outstanding Google Maps navigation system to your vehicle, which we believe is more than enough to squash Apple’s Maps. Of course you will also be able to connect a handful of other Google apps plus Twitter and Facebook.

Which will come out on top in the end? Only time will tell.

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