Reprinted from autoblog.com
It is a good possibility that your life could get much easier if you have a Smart Phone and a vehicle that’s less than 3 years old. What do you mean, you ask? An explanation is necessary.
For the past few years auto manufacturers have been adding more and more functionality to their vehicles’ information systems. More specifically, they have been rushing to add smart phone compatibility through either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, or both (there are others, but these are the big players right now). The purpose of this is to give the consumer the ability to access automotive and entertainment functions through the use of an interface that he or she is already familiar with, their phone.