A table with Apple, GENIVI, Microsoft, and Google car support is being passed around as the CarPlay coverage chart. Why is it missing some car manufacturers with CarPlay support? I’ll answer that.
Yesterday, Apple announced iPhone CarPlay and manufacturer support and CarPlay demo video. Some people are passing this low resolution chart as the latest development (originally 420 x 291 pixels, I’ve enhanced it the best I can here):
The chart came from an article from The Guardian published January 6, 2014. The article discusses the new Google Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) introduced that day and compared it to existing players such as Apple, Microsoft, and GENIVI based on open sourced Meego OS which was developed and abandoned by Nokia.
That chart is no longer accurate. There seems to be some changes in Apple car partnerships since then, and Microsoft lost a major partner. Just few weeks ago in February Ford announced dropping Microsoft support and moving to BlackBerry QNX for its new cars (probably due to the fiasco of Microsoft MyFord Touch).