Apple Rolls Out CarPlay
Company Says It Will Give Drivers 'A Smarter, Safer & More Fun Way To Use iPhone In The Car'
March 3, 2014 at 5:29 AM (PT)
APPLE and select auto manufacturers are rolling out CARPLAY, described as "the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPHONE in the car." CARPLAY will give iPHONE users an intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can control CARPLAY from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate SIRI. Vehicles from FERRARI, MERCEDES-BENZ and VOLVO will premiere CARPLAY to their drivers this week, while additional auto manufacturers bringing CARPLAY to their drivers down the road include BMW GROUP, FORD, GENERAL MOTORS, HONDA, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, JAGUAR LAND ROVER, KIA MOTORS, MITSUBISHI MOTORS, NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN, SUBARU, SUZUKI and TOYOTA MOTOR CORP.
“CARPLAY has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPHONE in the car,” said APPLE VP/iPHONE and iOS Product Marketing GREG JOSWIAK. “iPHONE users always want their content at their fingertips and CARPLAY lets drivers use their iPHONE in the car with minimized distraction. We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out CARPLAY, and we’re thrilled it will make its debut this week in GENEVA.”
CARPLAY gives drivers access to all of their music, podcasts, audiobooks and iTUNES RADIO with easy navigation through listening choices from the car’s built-in controls or simply by asking SIRI to pull up what you’d like to hear. CARPLAY also supports select third-party audio apps including SPOTIFY and iHEARTRADIO, so you can listen to your favorite radio services or sports broadcast apps while driving.