Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge expansion of car experiences powered by our smartphones. In another word, more car makers and 3rd-party head unit makers are adopting Google android auto and Apple CarPlay. In the past, we have heard about the Wireless Android auto itself. But now it has finally arrived at the beginning of 2018.
Android auto since launch has wanted users to insert their device directly into their car in order to get the system working. Generally speaking, it is good. But it gets in the way when you need to charge your device in the car. As the USB ports making auto possible normally does not work with faster-charging speeds.
That is where wireless android auto comes in. The technology was 1st shown off at Google I/O and now, it has come to 3rd-party head units courtesy of JVC Kenwood (via CNET RoadShow). It has been arriving a few months after Alpine brought wireless Apple CarPlay to the market last year.
Two new head units will be coming to the market in 2018 with HD displays and wireless connectivity for android auto in tow. And presumably the same as Apple CarPlay (confirming the feature’s support, it is not clear if it should be wireless, though).
Most of the spec’s for these 2 units are unknown, but they’ll both obviously have 720p touch displays. One of these is measured at 6.8 inches. One of the units will be sold under the JVC brand, while the other will be Kenwood branding.
CES 2018 will see the debut of both of these units. And we will be at the show to check it out in person. So stay tuned for more!