Apple Signs Up 9 More Carmakers
Apple signs up 9 more carmakers for its CarPlay entertainment system
Apple's CarPlay service is slated to go live in 29 different carmaker's vehicles.
Apple Inc. signed on nine more automakers that will incorporate its coming CarPlay dashboard vehicle entertainment system into future vehicle models.
Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Mazda, Ram, Abarth and Alfa Romeo are also on board for the in-car infotainment platform expected to launch this summer on Pioneer systems and later this year in new cars, the Los Angeles Times reported. The technology is only compatible with the iPhone 5, 5c and 5s.
The CarPlay platform fully integrates the iPhone, letting users open apps and content directly from the dashboard to place calls, play music and view maps. It relies on Siri to enable drivers to access any smartphone information.
The Cupertino-based iPhone maker first revealed the “iOS in the car” system in March with Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo vehicles already signed up. BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Land Rover, Toyota and Nissan also pledged at that time to include CarPlay in upcoming vehicles.
Google Inc. is also integrating its Android operating system into cars, signing deals with GM, Audi and others for a voice-enabled software system dubbed Android Auto.
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