Apple CarPlay Comes to Select New Cars in 2014
Article by George Norman
On 05 Mar 2014
Apple announced at the Geneva International Motor Show that select new cars from leading auto manufacturers will feature CarPlay, “the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car.” Thanks to CarPlay, iPhone users will be able to send and receive messages, listen to music, make calls, get directions, and more.

“CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing. “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.”

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Using your iPhone and driving, well, they don’t really mix. After all, you don’t want to be distracted while you’re behind the wheel. Apple found a way to minimize the distraction though. Apple found a way of letting you enjoy your iPhone while driving. With CarPlay, Apple lets you access your iPhone while driving and puts iPhone functionality on your car’s built-in display.

CarPlay was introduced by Apple at the Geneva International Motor Show. Apple explained that Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay this week. Other auto manufacturers will offer CarPlay later this year. The list of manufacturers includes 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.

If a vehicle has CarPlay, you can effortlessly connect your iPhone. Then you can control CarPlay from the car’s built-in display or you can push a button and activate Siri. Various actions can be performed with Siri: make calls, listen to voicemails, dictate messages, and more.

Additional information on CarPlay is available here.





Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS, CarPlay, Geneva International Motor Show
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