Video: Does Apple need a cheaper iPhone? Let's get this out of the way right at the start. I like having CarPlay in my car, but I absolutely can't recommend it. Don't buy it.Read also: iPhone of our dreams: The fixes and features Apple must deliver I had a CarPlay unit installed in my car about two weeks ago. I had it actually working for about three days. So, please, view this article more as a first-impressions article than as something based on a lot of road miles.What is CarPlay? Apple describes CarPlay as "your ultimate copilot." There is nothing ultimate about CarPlay. CarPlay is an interface to a head unit or in-dash entertainment system (what we used to call a car stereo). Read also: Hands-on with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in a 2016 Chevy Tahoe It presents some of your iPhone's functions on a screen in your dash, plays some of your iPhone's sounds through your car's speakers, and listens to a car-mounted microphone for Siri instruction.The good Believe it or … [Read more...] about Apple CarPlay: The good, the bad, and the what were they thinking?
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By AppleInsider Staff Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 07:52 pm PT (10:52 pm ET) After promising future support for Apple's CarPlay earlier this month, Mazda on Wednesday revealed two upcoming models will boast integration with the infotainment system, with the first set to launch this summer. Mazda's first CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible model will be the 2018 Mazda6, the automaker's popular mid size sedan. The announcement was made during a presentation at the New York International Auto Show, where Mazda detailed a range of new cars and corporate initiatives. On Mazda6, CarPlay will be standard on Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels, leaving Sport as the lone trim that goes without. Apple's in-car connectivity interface will be displayed on an 8-inch screen running Mazda Connect, the marque's proprietary infotainment system. Introduced at the LA Auto Show in 2017, the 2018 Mazda6 is rolling out at dealerships this spring. Customers who … [Read more...] about Mazda gives in, to deliver Apple CarPlay support with 2018 Mazda6
Apple may (or may not) have scaled back its ambition to build its own connected vehicles, but at CES 2018 we still saw lots of news around its CarPlay system. Here’s a brief run-down on what happened:What they’re saying about autonomous vehiclesCES 2018 saw lots of conversation on the topic of connected cars, but the big truth remains that as the industry digs deeper into the attempt to create automated and semi-automated transport, it’s becoming clearer that the challenge isn’t only technical — but regulatory, privacy, safety and a host of other puzzles also need to be resolved.The slightly semi-autonomous Nissan LEAF 2018 stole plaudits at the show, while Ford promised a fully autonomous car by 2021. In the background, BMW in 2017 introduced its first factory vehicle with CarPlay support.All the same, to reprise Apple's boss, Tim Cook, when it comes to truly smart vehicles, it’s “going to be Christmas Eve for a while.”What is … [Read more...] about CES 2018: Apple’s CarPlay wins friends and frenemies
posted on 13 Dec 2014, 03:40 1 1. Angst (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 Apr 2014) " And with Wi-Fi connectivity, the system can update overnight while sitting in your driveway. " posted on 13 Dec 2014, 04:27 1 2. JocularJ (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Apr 2011) I have a '13 Genesis Coupe and can personally tell you how true that is. Bluelink sounds great but has as many pot holes as a new york street. Hopefully Ford and BlackBerry can make some magic happen posted on 13 Dec 2014, 11:17 0 15. tuminatr (Posts: 920; Member since: 23 Feb 2009) I wish they would also intigrate Android Auto from google it looks very cool. The tough part it with how intigrated there new factory radio systems are its becoming difficult to replace the factory audio system. posted on 13 Dec 2014, 17:45 3 20. tatail (Posts: 261; Member since: 08 Jan 2010) There is not so much difference between Sync and Android Auto because Android Auto as well as Apple's Carplay run on BlackBerry's … [Read more...] about Comments for : BlackBerry replaces Microsoft on Ford’s Sync 3 system
The top executive at GM, Mary Barra, said today that 14 new Chevy models rolling off the assembly line later this year, will work with both Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay. The models that will support the two services include the Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, Silverado, Impala, Volt, Suburban, Colorado and Tahoe. These vehicles accounted for 2.4 million unit sales and the Cruze is Chevy's best selling passenger vehicle.Android Auto is based on Google Maps and Google Now and lets you interact safely while behind the wheel with such apps as WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music and Spotify. Google's strong voice recognition abilities will help drivers navigate the system while driving. Users will have to pair with an Android handset running Android 5.0 or higher.CarPlay allows drivers to make/take calls, send and receive messages and listen to music. Drivers can use Siri to communicate with the service, and Apple Maps can predict where you want to go by perusing your emails, texts, contacts and … [Read more...] about GM CEO Barra: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to appear in 14 different 2016 Chevys this year