Everybody's Racing for Connected Cars

Apple’s got CarPlay, Google has Android Auto and Microsoft has Windows in the Car — but which connected vehicle is closest to the assembly line? In our latest Mobile Minute video, we take a look at the tech players contending for our dashboards. Apple’s CarPlay gives iPhone-owning drivers music, directions and text messages, but its strict approval process means that apps must first meet CarPlay and App Store requirements. Google’s Android Auto stays true to its sleek new material design interface, though it’s leaning on leaders of its Open Automotive Alliance to get it out of the gate. And Microsoft needs to make up for a lag in the smartphone market to gain traction for Windows in the Car. While these players work to get their systems in our cars, is BlackBerry the one secretly winning the race? The company’s QNX operating system is currently on the road — it’s the same system that runs beneath CarPlay and Android Auto. Check out the video above for more on connected cars, then visit our Ask a Dev YouTube Channel for more on today’s emerging technology. BONUS: What Is the Internet of Things? Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments….

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Apple’s got CarPlay, Google has Android Auto and Microsoft has Windows in the Car — but which connected vehicle is closest to the assembly line?

In our latest Mobile Minute video, we take a look at the tech players contending for our dashboards.

Apple‘s CarPlay gives iPhone-owning drivers music, directions and text messages, but its strict approval process means that apps must first meet CarPlay and App Store requirements.

Google‘s Android Auto stays true to its sleek new material design interface, though it’s leaning on leaders of its Open Automotive Alliance to get it out of the gate.

And Microsoft needs to make up for a lag in the smartphone market to gain traction for Windows in the Car.

While these players work to get their systems in our cars, is BlackBerry the one secretly winning the race? The company’s QNX operating system is currently on the road — it’s the same system that runs beneath CarPlay and Android Auto.

Check out the video above for more on connected cars, then visit our Ask a Dev YouTube Channel for more on today’s emerging technology.

BONUS: What Is the Internet of Things?

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

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