‘On Wednesday Google pulled the wraps off of Android Auto, the redesigned car-specific interface for Android, at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco.’
Testing two-way control in Miracast mode with Samsung Galaxy S3.
Testing two-way control in Miracast mode with Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note2.
Testing two-way control in Miracast mode with Samsung Galaxy S5. Car mode app of Samsung Galaxy S5 works well.
The automotive industry will see more than 370 million Smartphone apps integration software units (CarPlay, Google Projected Mode, MirrorLink, etc.) in-use by 2020, according to a forecast from IHS Automotive. This compares with 6.9 million units expected end of 2014. In this forecast IHS also integrates third party or OEM solutions such as Aha by Harman or Ford SYNC AppLink. Cars with Google Projected Mode software are expected to top 100 million units (cumulative integrations over the period) by 2020, up from just 86,000 units in 2014. Cars with Apple CarPlay, with 105,000 units in 2014, will exceed 94 million units in 2020, a compound annual growth rate of 210 percent. MirrorLink is expected to reach 54 million cumulative sales by the end of 2020. According to Egil Juliussen, the report’s co-author and research director at IHS Automotive: “The rational is that Apple and Google has such clout with apps developers that CarPlay-compatible apps and GMP-compatible apps will quickly appear—much faster than for MirrorLink or other approaches.“ IHS has factored in their MirrorLink numbers the fact that Microsoft will probably use MirrorLink-based approach for Windows 8 phones.
North America Leads the Pack At a regional level, North America is expected to continue to lead the industry in automotive apps integration, with more than 115 million expected by 2020. This is due to the U.S. being the pioneer in deploying such systems and high Smartphone penetration and with extensive Smartphone apps usage. Western Europe will remain in second place through 2019 and will have over 65 million apps integration enabled cars in use by 2020. China will grow rapidly and will surpass Western Europe in 2020, with over 71 million apps integration enabled cars. As the apps integration technology and market matures, the growth will be driven by car sales, Smartphone penetration and apps availability.
Test completed on MINIX NEO X7, one of well-known OTT box in the world.
Airplay Mirroring on Google Nexus5 + Miracast on LG smart TV, all wireless connections.