“Apple’s CarPlay is already starting to have impact, it seems,” Dennis Sellers reports for Apple Daily Report. “Once a luxury item, embedded in-car navigation systems are now increasingly becoming less expensive and are offered in mass-market cars. At the same time, more and more car navigation units are becoming connected and multi-functional as they converge with other technologies in the car.”

“ABI Research expects the attachment of embedded in-dash factory installed navigation units to increase from 22% at the end of 2013 to 38% by 2019, representing a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 13.6%. However, this growth will be eclipsed by the number of smartphone-based navigation devices used in the car, particularly off-board devices, where navigation is performed in the cloud as opposed to on the device, says Gareth Owen, principal analyst at the research group,” Sellers reports. “‘With Apple launching CarPlay and Google probably about to launch something similar on the back of recent announcements about the Open Automotive Alliance initiative, this is probably the point at which smartphone-based navigation really starts to become relevant in the car,’ says Owen.”

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