Google and Apple poised to clash over your dashboard

Apple & Google car tech battle heats up

Car dealerships are already set to sell vehicles with Google's Android Auto and Apple CarPlay within the next few months, according to a recent report in The New York Times.

Google welcomed car manufacturers to a recent event to show off Android Auto, its car dashboard system, the Times said. The forthcoming navigation, entertainment and communication system will compete with Apple's CarPlay system, which was introduced last year.

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And Google hopes that app developers will be drawn to its in-dash systems, which link mobile devices running Android 5.0 or higher to its car tech.