CarPlay

Sony Unveils New Version of Its Top-Rated Aftermarket CarPlay System

Sony today introduced its new XAV-AX210 receiver, which doubles as an aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto system. The XAV-AX210 is an update to Sony’s year-old XAV-AX200 receiver, with the headline new feature being support for iDatalink Maestro, a car audio system that seamlessly interfaces with steering wheel controls, amplifier functions, on-screen vehicle settings, and more …

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Mazda Continues CarPlay Rollout With 2019 CX-9

Mazda this week introduced the 2019 CX-9, its second vehicle to be equipped with CarPlay in the United States, alongside the 2018 Mazda6. CarPlay and Android Auto come factory installed in Touring, Touring Premium, Grand Touring, and Signature trims of the 2019 CX-9, as part of the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system with an eight-inch display. …

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Review: BMW's CarPlay and Qi Charging Support Offer a Convenient All-Wireless Setup, but Subscription Plan Remains Questionable

While CarPlay has become very common in cars over the past several years, most manufacturers are still relying on a wired implementation that requires the user to plug his or her iPhone in using a Lightning cable connected to one of the vehicle’s USB ports. The first and only car manufacturer to adopt wireless CarPlay …

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Apple Says More Than 400 Vehicle Models Now Support CarPlay With Latest Being 2019 Subaru WRX

Apple today confirmed that over 400 vehicle models now support its CarPlay software platform in the United States. While not reflected on Apple’s list of available models yet, the latest vehicle with CarPlay is Subaru’s new 2019 WRX, introduced on Thursday and available at dealerships across the United States this summer. Previous model years of …

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Lexus to Begin CarPlay Rollout in New Vehicles in September

Lexus has announced that its first vehicle with CarPlay will be available in September 2018 at dealerships across the United States. 2019 Lexus ES That vehicle will be the new 2019 Lexus ES, equipped with an eight-inch display controllable via a knob in the center console. The sedan also features Siri Eyes Free and Amazon …

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New Vehicle Owners Largely Satisfied With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

New vehicle owners who have purchased a car that’s equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are satisfied with the system and are increasingly relying on it for all in-car tasks, according to a new report released today by Strategy Analytics. In a survey querying new vehicle owners that have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto …

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Mazda Remains Committed to Introducing CarPlay But Still Won't Say When

Toyota and Lexus today confirmed that CarPlay will be available in select 2019-and-later vehicles, making Mazda one of the only recognizable automakers—if not the only—without support for Apple’s in-car software platform in the United States. Many of our readers commented or tweeted to ask if and when Mazda will ever support CarPlay, so we reached …

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Toyota and Lexus to Offer CarPlay in Select 2019 Vehicles and Beyond in United States

Toyota today is introducing its all-new 2019 Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and MacRumors has learned it is the automaker’s first vehicle with support for Apple’s CarPlay. Toyota and Lexus plan to expand CarPlay compatibility to other 2019 model year and beyond vehicles with its Entune 3.0 and Enform 2.0 …

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Many CarPlay Vehicles Debuting at Los Angeles Auto Show

Just a few days before the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public, many automakers have debuted new vehicles compatible with Apple’s CarPlay system, providing hands-free access to Maps, Messages, Phone, Music, and select third-party apps. We’ve confirmed that CarPlay is available either as a standard option or as an upgrade in the following …

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iHeartRadio App Updates CarPlay Support to Include Podcast Listening

Radio streaming service iHeartRadio has updated its official iOS app to include support for podcast playback through Apple’s CarPlay feature, meaning listeners can now tune into their favorite iHeartRadio podcasts when they’re on the road. The latest update introduces podcasts in CarPlay through a number of new features, according to a iHeartRadio blog post announcing …

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New 2018 Honda Gold Wing is the First Motorcycle Equipped With CarPlay

Honda is set to release the first motorcycle that comes equipped with CarPlay, reports CNET. The new 2018 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle features a 7-inch LCD in the dashboard, which offers support for CarPlay, just like a standard in-car dashboard. An iPhone can be connected to the bike via USB in the trunk or the …

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