Porsche Chooses CarPlay Over Android Auto Due to Google's Data Collection Policy

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    Porsche has announced that its forthcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S will support Apple's CarPlay platform. According to Moto Trend (via AppleInsider), Porsche selected CarPlay over Android Auto because under the agreement of partnering with Google, certain amounts of data would have been sent to the search giant.

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    Some of this data would have included vehicle speed, throttle position, and engine revs, all points of information that would constantly be flowing back to Google's headquarters each time a driver gets in the car. Comparatively, all Apple's CarPlay requires to know is whether the car is accelerating while the system is being used.
    Porsche's reasoning behind the decision points to not wanting to share the information with Google that could include the ingredients to its "secret sauce that makes its cars special," along with the fact that Google is reportedly building its own car at the moment. A few other vehicle manufacturers have announced support for CarPlay, but the service is just this year beginning to see a wider release despite being announced -- as "iOS in the Car" -- over two years ago.

    Article Link: Porsche Chooses CarPlay Over Android Auto Due to Google's Data Collection Policy
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I'm surprised they wouldn't support both and just give people the choice.
     
  3. myemailisjustin macrumors newbie

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    cause that choice leads to google getting ODB2 data dumps...which could include their (Porche's) secret sauce.
     
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    Because it's Porsche, there is no substitute...
     
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    But from the data Google collects, they could provide user-specific driving recommendations: "based on how often you drive 40 miles per hour, you might enjoy driving 39 or 41 miles per hour."
     
  6. chromite macrumors regular

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    Apple and Porsche seems to go great together! Both are proprietary, secretive, premium, and apparently concerned about ethical user data collection.
     
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    Does Porsche have sneaky emissions software like the rest of the vw group? Maybe that's why they don't like the data collection...
     
  8. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Porsche threw Google under the bus with that statement.
     
  9. Even Longer macrumors 6502

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    Who care about Google and their restrictions!
    Bring CarPlay to the current generation of Porsches (Cayenne in my case) make us happy!
     
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    Have you ever seen a diesel engined 911?
     
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    Give people the choice of what? I'm assuming people don't get to choose (and might not care) what data Android Auto is collecting. But Porsche cares.
     
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    Sneaky emissions software doesn’t limit it to diesels, which is a flavour in which you can actually buy a number of Porsche cars.
    Porsche are full of it. I just hope nobody there uses GMail or GoogleSearch/GoogleMaps etc.
     
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    Don't you mean under the sports car :D
     
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    Porsche realizes that it's users are divided into 2 groups- those that drive their cars like they are supposed to be driven, and slowpoke posers. The first group doesn't want to get on the red-list for future surveillance or ratted on by google-cars.
     
  18. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they just care about their customers privacy (Germany is much more concerned with that stuff than we are over here in the U.S.).

    Seems like a rational choice from a privacy standpoint.
     
  19. H2SO4 macrumors 601

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    I thought they had a minibus in their range. It’s called the Cayenne I think?
     
  20. Keane16 macrumors 6502a

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    This is Porsche's call for company reasons:

    "Porsche's reasoning behind the decision points to not wanting to share the information with Google that could include the ingredients to its "secret sauce that makes its cars special,""

    And completely understandable.
     
  21. H2SO4 macrumors 601

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    A rational choice from a consumer standpoint is giving them the option of either. Then you can choose privacy if you want it, (and think it really exists).
     
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    Not in this case as stated in the article. Porsche doesn't want Google to get the data from their cars. Which they feel is a competitive advantage that they don't want to share. Google won't budge on their requirements of data collection - one of the reasons Apple Maps was created.

    If it was just general user data then sure, they could provide an option.

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    This article shows just how out of touch users on this tech focused forum are about privacy and data collection. Never mind Joe Average on the street.
     
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    The Cayenne is just a disguised Tank. At least thats what the local Mommy's taking their little Tristrams and Ophelias to school seem to think. No one, I repeat no one gets in their way.

    all that Porsche need to do is start selling one with Tiger or Leopard paint jobs.
     
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