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This article makes describes things with a little more clarity IMO.
"Ideally, all of this shouldn’t make a difference for drivers. They (with, as I read it, this new ford proposal) should just be able to control their apps from their dashboard and steering wheel buttons, no matter what standard the phone maker, car builder and app developer decided on. In reality, though, having these competing standards will likely create some confusion with car buyers and it’ll be interesting to see how the car manufacturers try to alleviate this."
I wish the platform Message apps were more compatible. Messages sent and received show up on both my iOS and OS X devices. But delete a thread on one and it persists on the other platform. i.e., unlike mail messages, the threads don't truly sync across apple's own platforms.