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Chevrolet to add CarPlay support to 14 vehicles for 2016 model year

05/27/2015, 05:05 pm

General Motors' Chevrolet division on Wednesday announced plans to add CarPlay and Android Auto support to 14 vehicles in the 2016 model year, marking a major growth in availability for the two platforms.

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Apple's Jeff Williams calls cars 'the ultimate mobile device' in discussion on CarPlay

05/27/2015, 02:05 pm

As the CarPlay rollout slowly marches on and rumors swirl around a possible Apple-branded electric car, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams on Wednesday referred to cars as "the ultimate mobile device."

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Audible enables CarPlay support, Mercedes-Benz prepares Apple Watch app

05/18/2015, 04:05 pm

Amazon-owned Audible on Monday added CarPlay support to its audiobook app for iOS, while Mercedes-Benz revealed an upcoming Apple Watch app that will handle functions like navigation and vehicle status updates.

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Fiat CEO meets with Tim Cook, says Apple planning automotive 'intervention'

05/10/2015, 07:05 am

Following a recent trip to California, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said he met with Apple's Tim Cook to discuss the tech giant's "intervention in the car," suggesting Cupertino is continuing work on new automotive technologies.

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Ford details CarPlay integration with SYNC infotainment system

04/30/2015, 06:04 pm

Ford CEO Mark Fields on Thursday offered a few more details about plans to integrate Apple's CarPlay into future vehicles, saying that while support is coming, Ford's SYNC infotainment system will be the star of the show.

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Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

04/18/2015, 07:04 pm

In a quiet update to Apple's dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.

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Apple expands CarPlay availability to five new regions including Russia

04/16/2015, 07:04 pm

In an update to its iOS 8 Feature Availability webpage on Thursday, Apple announced the rollout of CarPlay services to five new countries, including Russia and Sweden.

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iOS 8.4 moves audiobooks to iBooks, adds separate CarPlay audiobook access

04/14/2015, 09:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.4 beta relocates audiobooks out of the Music app into iBooks, and it adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Apple expands Siri support to 9 new countries, CarPlay to 6 regions

04/08/2015, 05:04 pm

As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales.

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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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