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Topic: carplay

Apple's CarPlay gains quick-access task switcher with iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 09:03 am

Upon updating their iPhone to iOS 10.3, CarPlay users will find that their in-vehicle system now offers a convenient multitasking menu, showcasing the three most recently used apps -- with some caveats intended to keep eyes on the road.

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Amazon adds "Send to Kindle" to Kindle for iOS, CarPlay support to Amazon Music

03/21/2017, 10:03 pm

Amazon recently updated its Kindle iOS app with a new "Send to Kindle" feature that allows users to transfer and save web content to a Kindle device. The company also refreshed its Amazon Music app with support for Apple's CarPlay.

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Mazda says Apple CarPlay support coming soon, including retroactive upgrades

03/13/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple's CarPlay -- and Android Auto -- will be coming to Mazda vehicles sometime in the near future, the Japanese automaker revealed on Monday, taking it off the list of major holdouts in CarPlay support.

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Honda reveals Clarity Electric & Plug-in Hybrid with support for Apple's CarPlay

03/08/2017, 05:03 pm

Honda on Wednesday announced two upcoming cars, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, that will add to a growing roster supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

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Honda & Porsche reveal new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay

03/07/2017, 10:03 am

Automakers Honda and Porsche on Tuesday announced two new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay technology, namely the 2017 Civic Type R, and the 2018 911 GT3.

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Jeep & Porsche reveal new vehicles equipped for Apple's CarPlay

02/24/2017, 01:02 pm

Two major automakers, Jeep and Porsche, this week announced early details on new vehicles supporting Apple's CarPlay -- the latter company offering the platform on an unusually large 12.3-inch touchscreen.

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Harman debuts first wireless Apple CarPlay integration, launches with BMW 5 Series sedan

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Audio vendor Harman has unveiled a new wireless CarPlay solution for car manufacturers, with the technology first hitting the market as manufacturer-installed gear in the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

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2018 Ford Expedition features Apple CarPlay, wi-fi hotspot, wireless mobile charging

02/08/2017, 01:02 pm

Despite working on its own SmartDeviceLink, Ford continues to offer Apple's CarPlay in its new vehicles, with the 2018 Expedition including the technology alongside a wi-fi hotspot.

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2018 Dodge Durango SRT to feature Apple CarPlay and BeatsAudio sound system

02/07/2017, 07:02 pm

Adding to a slowly growing list of new cars with support for Apple's CarPlay, Dodge on Tuesday announced its 2018 Durango SRT will feature the in-car entertainment system, as well as BeatsAudio premium sound.

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Subaru adds Apple CarPlay support to upcoming 2018 Legacy

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

Ahead of next week's Chicago Auto Show, Subaru on Thursday announced the 2018 Legacy, just its second vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay platform, which brings Siri and iOS apps to dash interfaces.

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Class-action suit demands Apple add lock-out system to iPhone to prevent texting while driving

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

A new class action lawsuit filed in California seeks to force Apple into adding features to the iPhone that will help prevent drivers from texting while behind the wheel, while also alleging Apple is putting profit before consumer safety.

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Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?

01/07/2017, 07:01 pm

There's a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and about. What happens if the world's best positioned, most profitable tech company fails to capitalize on it?

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Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver

01/07/2017, 04:01 pm

Alpine's CarPlay integration in its upcoming iLX-107 receiver uses Wi-Fi direct, rather than Bluetooth, allowing for a higher quality experience with negligible effect on battery life.

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Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay unit targets Jeep Wrangler owners

01/07/2017, 03:01 pm

Perhaps the most unique take on CarPlay we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show came from Alpine, which has added Apple's automotive interface to its ruggedized infotainment systems for Jeep Wrangler owners.

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Alpine announces iLX-107 in-dash receiver with wireless Apple CarPlay

01/05/2017, 03:01 pm

Drivers will be able to ditch their Lightning cable and still use Apple's CarPlay with the new Alpine iLX-107 in-car infotainment system, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen and built-in AM/FM receiver.

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Clarion NX807 car audio head unit launched, with Apple CarPlay support

01/05/2017, 12:01 pm

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Clarion Corporation has revealed the NX807, a double-DIN in-dash 7-inch multimedia source unit, boasting Apple CarPlay support.

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Ford, Toyota herald new members on board with Apple CarPlay-opposing industry group

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Auto manufacturers Ford and Toyota are welcoming new members to its SmartDeviceLink Consortium, in an effort to stop Apple's CarPlay and Google Auto from gaining any more traction in the market.

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Honda rolls out 2017 CR-V with support for Apple's CarPlay

12/21/2016, 02:12 pm

Honda on Wednesday launched the 2017 CR-V, adding another vehicle to its roster compatible with Apple's CarPlay platform.

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Apple tops 200 CarPlay-ready vehicles with 50 more roster entries

12/09/2016, 09:12 am

Thanks to the addition of another 50 models, Apple is now touting over 200 vehicles ready for CarPlay, its automotive platform extending the iPhone interface to dash displays.

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US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement function-limited 'driver mode'

11/23/2016, 12:11 am

Federal auto safety regulators looking to cut down on smartphone-related accidents and fatalities are asking device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to develop and include a so-called "driver mode" in their products, a function-limited operating configuration akin to existing airplane mode settings.

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