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Pandora CFO says service coming to CarPlay, calls Apple 'frenemy'

03/31/2015, 06:03 pm

When CarPlay debuted in 2014, Internet radio service Pandora, seemingly a perfect fit for an iOS-based automotive system, was conspicuously absent from Apple's list of launch partners. That may soon change, according to one Pandora executive.

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Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto industry, including China [u]

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).

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Apple's CarPlay supported by all 'major' manufacturers, coming to 40 new car models this year

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday announced its iOS-based infotainment system CarPlay will be incorporated into 40 new car models made by major automotive manufacturers in 2015, expanding the nascent platform's footprint.

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Costly supercar maker Koenigsegg joins list of Apple CarPlay backers

03/03/2015, 11:03 am

Koenigsegg, a Swedish supercar maker which sells some of the most expensive vehicles on Earth, has joined the list of auto manufacturers offering support for Apple's CarPlay standard via the Regera, a new car unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

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Apple provides developers with new iOS 8.3 beta, adds fixes for CarPlay functionality

02/23/2015, 01:02 pm

The second beta of iOS 8.3 was released to developers on Monday, fixing a bug found in previous versions that could cause issues when connecting to a CarPlay-enabled vehicle infotainment unit.

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Apple CarPlay partner Toyota not planning to add support any time soon - report

02/22/2015, 11:02 pm

Despite being among the first automakers to sign on with Apple's CarPlay initiative, Japanese marque Toyota is reportedly planning to stick with its own in-house infotainment system for the foreseeable future.

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Apple reportedly learning how to develop self-driving electric cars

02/14/2015, 10:02 am

In the latest high-profile claim surrounding Apple's rumored electric car project, Reuters on Saturday cited sources who believe the company has been interacting with automotive suppliers and car manufactures in an attempt to learn how to develop an autonomous car.

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Automotive executives being recruited for 'top-secret' project at Apple [u]

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

Rumors of a new vehicle-related project underway at Apple continue to surface, with yet another report claiming on Friday that the company has been on a hiring spree for its secret new initiative.

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iOS 8.3 beta introduces wireless support for Apple's CarPlay, improves emoji keyboard

02/09/2015, 02:02 pm

The forthcoming release of iOS 8.3 will enable wireless CarPlay support, removing the requirement for iPhones to be connected to head units through a Lightning cable. It also includes a revised emoji keyboard that allows users to scroll and browse more easily.

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Chevy's 2016 Volt hybrid electric car will feature support for Apple's CarPlay

01/12/2015, 09:01 am

Chevrolet took the wraps off its new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, revealing that the next-generation electric vehicle will feature support for Apple's CarPlay in its infotainment system.

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First look: Parrot's CarPlay-ready RNB6 head unit, H2O plant sensor

01/08/2015, 07:01 pm

Accessory maker parrot expanded its lineup of iOS-connected products at CES with the award-winning RNB6 CarPlay-enabled head unit and H2O standalone plant sensor/automated watering device.

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Pioneer, Kenwood unveil new third-party head units for Apple's CarPlay

01/06/2015, 01:01 pm

iPhone owners looking to make the most of Apple's nascent in-car initiative without buying a vehicle now have a number of new choices, as industry heavies Pioneer and Kenwood have announced several new CarPlay-compatible replacement head units at CES 2015.

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Apple's CarPlay coming to Volkswagen models later this year

01/05/2015, 07:01 pm

German auto giant Volkswagen on Monday unveiled plans to incorporate Apple's CarPlay in next-generation infotainment systems, saying the iOS-derived feature will come included with select models this year.

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Ford drops Microsoft's Windows Embedded, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, Android Auto

12/12/2014, 06:12 am

Ford has abandoned its troubled Microsoft Sync automotive infotainment system for a QNX-based platform that can support Apple's CarPlay with Hands Free Siri.

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Review: Pioneer's AppRadio 4 with built-in support for Apple CarPlay

11/15/2014, 02:11 pm

Pioneer was the first to market with third-party CarPlay-compatible systems, and AppleInsider has put its new AppRadio 4 model to the test, to see how it -- and Apple's new vehicle-based infotainment system -- measure up.

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Alpine launches $800 CarPlay-compatible iLX-007 in-dash receiver

10/27/2014, 12:10 pm

Aftermarket options with support for Apple's CarPlay continue to expand, with Alpine launching a new $800 unit on Monday featuring a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and support for Siri voice commands.

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iHeartRadio & Rdio are latest iOS apps to add support for Apple's CarPlay

10/23/2014, 04:10 pm

Though Apple doesn't appear to have opened up CarPlay access to its wider development community, the number of compatible apps does continue to expand, with streaming radio services iHeartRadio and Rdio adding support in recent updates.

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Apple's patented iPhone-based CarPlay remote starts cars, performs high-level functions

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user's proximity to their vehicle.

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Pioneer aftermarket car stereos & Spotify both add support for Apple's CarPlay

10/02/2014, 10:10 am

Though it arrived later than expected, Pioneer on Thursday supplied updates for its existing NEX lineup of car stereos to support Apple's CarPlay. In addition, popular streaming music service Spotify also saw an update to its iOS application to add support for Apple's new car infotainment platform.

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Apple's CarPlay could be in more than 24 million vehicles by 2019, report says

07/10/2014, 10:07 am

Thanks in part to the massive popularity of Apple's iPhone, over 24 million cars featuring the company's CarPlay infotainment offering could be on the road just five years after the first vehicles sporting the new system roll off of automotive assembly lines.

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