Tag: CarPlay

WhatsApp now works on CarPlay

WhatsApp now works on CarPlay

Today WhatsApp has been added to the list of supported apps on CarPlay, more notable is that it is the first third-party app on CarPlay which supports messaging. Other apps, mainly music ones are offered such as Spotify and Google Play Music. But today WhatsApp was updated to add in support for CarPlay, which allows the driver to read unread messages, ask Siri to read those messages as well as […]

Toyota and Lexus to add CarPlay to 2019 models

Toyota and Lexus to add CarPlay to 2019 models

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today, Lexus unveiled its latest car – The 2019 Avalon saloon car and according to a post from Apple blog MacRumors, it is the first new car from Lexus that will support CarPlay from Apple. This is something which a handful of car journalists have criticised Lexus for, as all the big main manufactures now support CarPlay and or Android Auto, including Volkswagen, […]

Tidal now works with CarPlay

Tidal now works with CarPlay

Today, Tidal have updated their app to now be compatible with Apple’s CarPlay platform so users will now be able to access their collection as well as the unique Explore section. Tidal is Jay Z’s music streaming service and it mainly focuses on high fidelity audio. While it has been around for a few years now, it’s never managed to gain much traction, at least compared to Spotify, Apple Music and even […]

Amazon Music is now on Apple CarPlay

Amazon Music is now on Apple CarPlay

CarPlay has been out for a few years now and really the amount of apps you can get for it hasn’t really expanded that much, above all for in the car music apps are certainly at the top of the list. Since it’s launch Apple Music has been available and so has Spotify. Now Amazon has jumped on board with the latest version of the iOS app for Amazon Music which […]

CarPlay will be coming to BMW models later this year

CarPlay will be coming to BMW models later this year

Apple has had CarPlay around for a number of years now. It was originally announced at the 2013 WWDC alongside iOS 7, dubbed iOS in the Car at the time it has taken a while to catch on, but as it stands 2016 looks to be the year of the next generation of in car infotainment systems. Both Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are becoming very popular this year with […]

New 2017 Ford Escape in the US will have CarPlay

New 2017 Ford Escape in the US will have CarPlay

Ford announced earlier this week that the first car in the US to support Sync 3 will be the brand new 2017 Ford Escape, the model is one of the company’s best selling models and the newest edition focuses more on refinement and quality. The addition of Sync 3 also makes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available for users, bringing Siri, Apple Music, Apple Maps and more to your dashboard. […]

Ford Sync 3 will be available in Europe this summer

Ford Sync 3 will be available in Europe this summer

Ford have been slow at adopting new technologies really in years gone by, but to be fair the company has been making some big strides recently with its Ford Sync in car infotainment system, while Sync 1 and Sync 2 have been impressive in their own way the latest iteration Sync 3 really leaps forward with a much better UI for the Ford section and while it still doesn’t really […]

Porsche won’t offer Android Auto, only CarPlay as Google collects too much data

Porsche won’t offer Android Auto, only CarPlay as Google collects too much data

For infotainment systems in cars, you’re no spoilt for choice, but that also isn’t a good thing. BMW have their own iDrive system, which isn’t that great and Ford have Sync which is average and so does every car manufacturer, they all have their own systems which work in different ways. But just recently, Apple and Google launched their own systems which work with the iPhone and any Android Phone […]

CarPlay in a Ferrari FF

CarPlay now uses the MFi hardware development

CarPlay, which is Apple’s in-car infotainment system has recently starting appearing with aftermarket systems such as Pioneer and Alpine. Now, Apple has released a set of manufacturing and specification guidelines for building hardware. It will use the Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) scheme. Within the guidelines, Apple has stated that only in-dash units are permitted. Other specs such as a minimum of a 6-inch screen, with a resolution of 800 x 480 and 30Hz […]

‎Apple’s CarPlay to come to Volkswagen models by 2016

‎Apple’s CarPlay to come to Volkswagen models by 2016

Apple and Volkswagen are in talks on bringing the in-car solution to Volkswagen models by 2016 – one of the manufactures which didn’t partner with Apple first. An official announcement from both Volkswagen and Apple is to be expected within a few months, details on which models will be compatible is unknown. 9to5Mac report that the system will be available for 2016 models not next years 2015 versions. Volkswagen did join […]