20 Apr Android Auto Declined by Toyota Due to Privacy Concerns
At a Toyota first-drive event this week, Avalon’s Executive Program Manager Mark DeJongh revealed that while Apple CarPlay would be available on the 2019 Avalon, the company is still not going to implement Android Auto due to privacy concerns.
According to some sources, Google’s Android Auto collects a number of unnecessary data such as vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temp, engine revs, as opposed to Apple CarPlay which only tracks if the car is moving while it is in use.
Google had apparently refuted part of the accusations and said that while it does not collect throttle position, oil temp, and coolant temp, it does track engine revs and speed for more accurate navigation.
Source: Motor 1