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Google to Reportedly Unveil its Apple CarPlay Rival Soon

According to a report by Automotive News, Google is ready to unveil its first in-car operating system at its annual software developer conference later this month. Google’s system, which is said to be known internally as "Google Auto Link”, is poised to rival Apple’s CarPlay as part of company’s efforts to become the leader in dashboard computing. The Google...

Pioneer Demos its NEX In-Dash System Running Apple’s CarPlay [VIDEO]

Last month, Pioneer announced the availability of its CarPlay aftermarket in-dash systems for U.S. as well as Canadian customers, adding that the functionality will arrive in the summer of 2014 via a firmware update to its existing five NEX in-dash multimedia receivers. Now, the company has provided a demonstration of Apple's CarPlay interface on its NEX infotainment system, showcasing...

Hyundai Announces CarPlay for 2015 Sonata Models

Hyundai today announced that it will bring the Apple CarPlay technology into its Sonata lineup of automobiles as early as next year. Hyundai joins Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in adopting the recently introduced Apple technology that brings the iOS experience on four wheels. Hyundai’s latest Audio Video Navigation (AVN) systems are already recognized for their...

Alpine to Start Offering Console for Apple’s CarPlay System

Alpine Electronics will be selling a stand-alone console supporting Apple's CarPlay system, starting this fall. According to Nikkei Asian Review, the Japanese company's device will be the first aftermarket product compatible with Apple's recently announced infotainment system, which allows drivers to view maps, listen to music and easily access other iPhone functions. The console, which will initially go...

Apple Patent Reinvents Vehicle User Manual

With CarPlay, Apple put the iOS experience on four wheels, but this is just the beginning, a recently granted patent spotted by Patently Apple reveals. It goes as deep as reinventing the car owner manual as a whole, with the help of the iPhone. Since the handset it always on hand (or at least in...

Older Volvo and Ferrari Vehicles May Not Support CarPlay

A couple of weeks back, Apple unveiled its new CarPlay feature, with select car manufacturers getting ready to showcase the technology at the forthcoming Geneva International Motor Show. Today, Volvo and Ferrari have officially announced their plans regarding CarPlay for older vehicles (via AppleToolbox). The first Volvo to offer CarPlay will be the Volvo XC90 which will...

Toyota Says CarPlay in 2015 but Later Changes its Mind

Shortly after iOS 7.1 went live, the guys from Toyota penned a blog post with the exciting news for the carmaker's fans that the company was planning to roll out CarPlay compatible models as early as nest year. That was Wednesday. However, a day later, early on Thursday, the carmaker has changed its position from pro...

Apple’s CarPlay Raises Concerns Among Automotive Safety Experts

Less than one week after being announced, Apple’s CarPlay is starting to raise concerns among many automotive safety experts. The new service from Apple, which was shown off for the first time earlier this week at the Geneva Auto Show, allows iPhone users to control various aspects of their phone, including calls, messages, and maps,...