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Google, Apple compete for a place in your dashboard
Google, Apple compete for a place in your dashboard

Apple and Google want to get in your car. The tech giants have partnered with automakers to bring technology into vehicles that’s familiar and intuitive. Both sides are hoping to solve a problem that has been vexing drivers for years: The inability to easily and safely access smartphone apps and functions in the car. So these days, in-dash infotainment systems are essentially extensions of your phone. It’s a big change in approach for the car industry. The first wave of in-dash systems were typically developed in-house by automakers and flopped because they were balky, confusing and relied on technology that quickly became outdated. At the same time, smartphones were...