What’s Faster and Safer? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto vs. OEM - Connected Car Life

In a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, they evaluated five vehicles to find out which infotainment systems provide the least amount of distraction for drivers. Comparing the OEM infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto here are their key findings:


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were 15 seconds faster in programing navigation compared to the OEM navigation systems.

Calling and Dialing

On average CarPlay and Android Auto were 5 seconds faster when making phone calls compared to the OEM systems.


Vehicles Used

  • 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E (HondaLink)
  • 2017 Ford Mustang GT (SYNC3)
  • 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT (MyLink)
  • 2018 Kia Optima (UVO)
  • 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie (Uconnect)


With distracted driving contributing towards more than 390,000 injuries and 3,500 deaths per year, keeping your eyes on the road cannot be stressed enough. In the case of programing navigation, a driver going 25mph can move the length of three football fields during the 15 seconds time difference between CarPlay/Android Auto vs. OEM.

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