Now we know exactly which cars have CarPlay

Apple’s finally getting specific about how well adoption of its CarPlay protocol is going. A list appeared on the company’s website today confirming that over half of the manufacturers it has partnered with have announced specific models of vehicles that will receive the functionality. If you’re wondering which cars have CarPlay, you have over a […]

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Now we know exactly which cars have CarPlay

Apple Shares Master List of CarPlay Vehicles Available Worldwide

Apple has published an official master list of CarPlay vehicles available in the U.S. and other countries. The list contains over 100 new 2016 and 2017 models from 21 auto manufacturers, including Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Peugeot, Seat, Škoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo.

CarPlay provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps including Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. The platform uses Siri and interfaces with your vehicle’s knobs, dials and buttons for safer access to common iPhone features. The software is compatible with iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8 or above.

Apple CarPlay Vehicles

Audi

2017 Q7

2017 A4

Buick

2016 LaCrosse

2016 Regal

Cadillac

2016 ATS

2016 ATS Coupe

2016 ATS-V

2016 ELR

2016 CTS

2016 CTS-V

2016 XTS

2016 Escalade

2016 Escalade ESV

2016 CT6

Chevrolet

2016 Spark

2016 Cruze

2016 Malibu

2016 Camaro

2016 Camaro Convertible

2016 Silverado

2016 Silverado HD

2016 Impala

2016 Volt

2016 Corvette

2016 Corvette Convertible

2016 Colorado

2016 Tahoe

2016 Suburban

Citroën

2016 C3

2016 C4

2016 C5

2016 Berlingo Multispace

DS Automobiles

2016 DS 3

2016 DS 3 Cabrio

2016 DS 4

2016 DS 5

Ferrari

2016 California T

2016 488 Spider

2016 488 GTB

2016 F12 Berlinetta

2016 F12 tdf

2016 FF

Ford

2017 Ford Escape

GMC

2016 Canyon

2016 Yukon

2016 Yukon XL

2016 Sierra

Honda

2016 Accord

2016 Civic

2017 NSX

Hyundai

2016 Sonata

2017 Elantra

Mercedes

2016 A-Class

2016 B-Class

2016 GLE-Class

2016 CLA-Class

2016 CLS-Class

2016 E-Class Coupe

2016 E-Class Cabriolet

2016 GLA-Class

Mitsubishi

2016 Pajero

2017 Mirage

Opel

2016 Adam

2016 KARL

2016 Corsa

2016 Astra

2016 Insignia

Porsche

2016 911

2017 Macan

Peugeot

2016 208

2016 Partner Teepe

Seat

2016 Ibiza

2016 Leon

2016 Toledo

2016 Alhambra

Škoda

2016 Superb

2016 Fabia

2016 Rapid

2016 Octavia

2016 Yeti

Suzuki

2016 Baleno

2016 Vitara

2016 SX4 S-CROSS

2016 Ciaz

Volkswagen

2016 Jetta

2016 Passat

2016 CC

2016 Beetle

2016 Beetle Cabrio

2016 Golf

2016 GTI

2016 Golf R

2016 e-Golf

2016 Tiguan

2016 Golf SportWagen

2016 Fox

2016 Polo

2016 Scirocco

2016 Sharan

2016 Spacefox

2016 Touran

2016 Lamando

Volvo

2016 XC90

2017 S90

Starting with iOS 9.3, CarPlay will support the New and For You sections in Apple Music along with a Nearby feature in Maps for discovering the best local restaurants, coffee shops and more.

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Mercedes-Benz Shares Full Lineup of 2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz has issued an internal announcement to U.S. dealers (via C450 AMG) that confirms CarPlay will be supported in a number of 2016 model year vehicles starting with December 1, 2015 or January 8, 2016 production or later.

CarPlay can be controlled using the central controller or touchpad, if equipped, on supported Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Siri voice commands can be activated by pressing the voice control button on the steering wheel.

CarPlay works with compatible iPhones plugged into a specific USB port on supported Mercedes-Benz vehicles, labeled „2“ below on the right.

Apple CarPlay® will be a completely different interface than the customary Mercedes-Benz infotainment. The customer will not be able to use the Mercedes-Benz headunit functions at the same time as CarPlay®. For example, use of the Spotify app cannot be done simultaneously with COMAND Navigation.

CarPlay is available in 2016 CLA, GLA and B-Class vehicles with December 1, 2015 production or later as a standalone $350 package or „Multimedia Package with Smartphone Integration“ upgrade.

Apple’s in-dash software is also available in the 2016 E400 Coupe, E550 Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, E550 Cabriolet and CLS400 Coupe with December 1, 2015 production or later with the „Premium 1“ or „Premium 2“ equipment package ($3,650-$4,080).

CarPlay is included standard with COMAND Navigation in 2016 CLS550 Coupe and CLS63 S Coupe models with December 1, 2015 production or later, and 2016 GLE400, GLE450 Coupe, GLE63 and GLE63 S models with January 8, 2016 production or later.

Mercedes-Benz 2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles

December 1, 2015 or Later

– 2016 B-Class

– 2016 CLA

– 2016 CLS400

– 2016 CLS550

– 2016 CLS63 S

– 2016 E400 Coupe

– 2016 E550 Coupe

– 2016 E400 Cabriolet

– 2016 E550 Cabriolet

– 2016 GLA

January 8, 2016 or Later

– 2016 GLE300d

– 2016 GLE350

– 2016 GLE400

– 2016 GLE450

– 2016 GLE63

– 2016 GLE63 S

CarPlay provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and other third-party apps including Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. The platform also uses Siri voice control and interfaces with your vehicle’s knobs, dials and buttons for safer access to common iPhone features.

CarPlay is or will soon be available in a wide range of 2016 U.S. vehicles from Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Apple lists over a dozen other committed CarPlay partners on its website.

CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8 or newer.

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Deezer Announces CarPlay Support Available Today for Paid Listeners

Deezer Music has announced that its iOS app will be updated today with CarPlay support, making the streaming music service’s full catalog of 35 million songs available through Apple’s in-dash software platform. CarPlay support will be limited to Premium+ and Elite paid subscribers.

Deezer on CarPlay allows subscribers to listen to their favorite songs, albums, artists and playlists, choose a Mix channel based on their mood, use Flow to discover new music and hear favorites, access music in offline mode and more. Flow can be intuitively improved by using the Like and Dislike buttons on CarPlay.

CarPlay provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and other third-party apps including Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. The platform also uses Siri voice control and interfaces with your vehicle’s knobs, dials and buttons for safer access to common iPhone features.

CarPlay is or will soon be available in a wide range of 2016 U.S. vehicles from Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Apple lists over a dozen other committed CarPlay partners on its website.

The updated version of Deezer Music should be rolling out on the App Store later today. Deezer on CarPlay is compatible with iOS 7.1 and higher.

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Volvo’s First CarPlay Vehicle in the U.S. is the 2016 XC90, Available Now

After long promising to implement CarPlay support in its vehicles, Volvo recently announced that the new 2016 XC90 is the company’s first CarPlay-enabled car in the United States, reports CNET.

The new vehicle is equipped with a 9-inch touchscreen in the center console, with the CarPlay interface featured on the bottom half of the screen. Volvo’s Sensus Connect controls remain at the top of the screen, offering access to features like directions, media playing, temperature, and more.

A button on the steering wheel brings up Siri, allowing users to compose messages, place phone calls, and access built-in CarPlay apps.

Like most CarPlay vehicles, Volvo owners will need to connect their iPhones directly to the vehicle using the built-in Lightning connector. Volvo has said it will support wireless CarPlay features in the future, but wireless capabilities are not yet available.

All 2016 XC90 vehicles are eligible for CarPlay support. Those who already purchased a 2016 XC90 can make a service appointment with their dealer to get the update installed.

Though CarPlay was first announced in 2014, it’s taken many months for car manufacturers to get on board. Late 2015 and early 2016 will see more than a dozen car makers releasing their first vehicles with CarPlay support, and we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all upcoming CarPlay cars.

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2017 Mirage Will Be First Mitsubishi Vehicle in U.S. to Support CarPlay

Mitsubishi has announced that the 2017 Mirage will feature both CarPlay and Android Auto, becoming the first Mitsubishi vehicle in the U.S. to support Apple’s in-dash system. The new subcompact hatchback, introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, is positioned as Mitsubishi’s entry-level vehicle in its current lineup.

Mitsubishi’s 2017 Mirage GT

Mitsubishi also unveiled its 2016 Outlander Sport with a 6.1″ in-dash touchscreen, but the crossover still uses the Japanese carmaker’s proprietary audio system. Mitsubishi plans to expand CarPlay to future vehicles in multiple markets, but the carmaker’s popular Lancer and Outlander models remain without CarPlay in the U.S.

Mitsubishi joins several other CarPlay partners, including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Honda, Porsche and Volkswagen. Apple says several other automakers are committed to the platform, including BMW, Dodge, Ford, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota, but few have disclosed their plans.

CarPlay in Mitsubishi’s 2017 Mirage GT

Mitsubishi’s 2016 Pajero also features CarPlay in Australia and select European markets.

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Mount shows use of Apple Watch not all in the wrist

Maybe your Apple Watch doesn’t always do its best work on your wrist. There are functions and situations that need rapt attention, making looking down at your wrist inconvenient, or even risky. For those moments, the Apple accessory manufacturer Satechi has come up with an Apple Watch grip mount, ideal for bike and motorcycle handlebars, […]

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