When Android Auto was debuted in June of 2014, a variety of automobile manufacturers signed on to support Google’s in-car offering. One of those launch partners was Honda and despite the manufacturer having promised to support the platform from the beginning, it has yet to release any car model with support for Android Auto. Today, however, Honda announced at an event in Silicon Valley that it will begin shipping cars with support for Android Auto in 2016.
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Speaking at the event, Honda’s American Research and Development head Frank Paluch promised that the manufacturer will begin supporting both Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay in their upcoming models. To start with, the 2016 Honda Accord will be the first model to get CarPlay and Android Auto.
Regarding the company’s move to start including CarPlay and Android Auto, Paluch noted that “It’s only the beginning,” implying that the company will expand its support for the platforms beyond a single model. It’s unclear, however, when cars aside from the 2016 Accord will ship with Android Auto and CarPlay onboard.