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Pioneer CarPlay

The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to...
Ferrari FF is the first car on the road with CarPlay

Ferrari FF is the first car on the road with CarPlay

The first vehicle with Apple's new CarPlay automotive integration is finally hitting the market, and it just so happens to have a V12 engine and cost $300,000. Yeah, the first CarPlay vehicle is the 2015 Ferrari FF. But in addition to Apple's in-car navigation, communication, and media suite you...
Spotify finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay

Spotify finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay

Alongside todays news that Apple CarPlay units are finally hitting the road, Spotify has updated its app for iOS to include support for it. It joins other apps such as Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Apple's own Beats Music in supporting the automotive version of iOS and we're happy to see it....

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Pioneer's NEX stereos are much more than just CarPlay

Pioneer's NEX stereos are much more than just CarPlay

For years there's been this growing sentiment among smartphone users who have to drive on a regular basis, and that sentiment usually involved being able to just dock your phone in the car and use the larger screen in the dash to use the things your phone already does very well. As cool as it...
2016 Chevy Volt

Chevrolet's 2016 Volt to come with CarPlay support

Announced today in Detroit, Chevrolet's 2016 Volt hybrid car will come with CarPlay integration out of the gate. The vehicle will support Apple's automotive integration along with alternative car connection option MirrorLink, according to The Verge: The 2016 Volt on the stand at Detroit's...
CarPlay gets touched, knobbed, and after-marketed at CES 2015

CarPlay gets touched, knobbed, and after-marketed at CES 2015

CarPlay is Apple's way to bring your iPhone experience into any car you own, lease, rent, or borrow. As long as the manufacturer supports it — or you install it after-market — you never have to worry about learning a new "infotainment" system again, nor being stuck with one locked forever to...
Volkswagen bringing CarPlay to its cars later this year

Volkswagen bringing CarPlay to its cars later this year

Volkswagen made a range of announcements at CES 2015 today, but one of the most interesting is a small mention that CarPlay will be coming to Volkswagen cars as part of the company's second-generation "modular infotainment platform" (MIB II) sometime in 2015. From Volkswagen: Later...
Apple CarPlay

Apple says CarPlay isn't as distracting as recent university study found

Apple has responded to a study published by the University of Utah, which found that Apple CarPlay could be up to four times more distracting than driving alone. In the response, Apple stated researchers at the university failed to test both Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay. Utah University...
CBS Radio News grabs update, brings CarPlay support

CBS Radio News grabs update, brings CarPlay support

It looks like CBS has been busy today. In addition to getting its own channel on Apple TV earlier today, the network has also brought an update to its Radio News app for iOS. The big news in this update is that it brings support for CarPlay, allowing you to listen to a selection of on-demand...
Alpine announces its first aftermarket CarPlay system

Alpine announces its first aftermarket CarPlay system

Alpine has announced a new in-dash system built with CarPlay in mind, the iLX-007. The unit is Alpine's first CarPlay-compatible display. In addition to CarPlay, the iLX-007 will also connect to the Alpine TuneIt app, along with car rear camera systems. The iLX-007 features a 7-inch capacitive...
iheartradio iphone update

iHeartRadio iPhone app update adds support for Apple CarPlay

iHeartRadio has released an update to its iPhone app that adds support for Apple's CarPlay, allowing owners to use the app while they are driving with a car equipped with the company's connected car system. The iHeartRadio app allows users to access thousands of radio stations in the US via...
Spotify finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay

Spotify finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay

Alongside todays news that Apple CarPlay units are finally hitting the road, Spotify has updated its app for iOS to include support for it. It joins other apps such as Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Apple's own Beats Music in supporting the automotive version of iOS and we're happy to see it....
Pioneer CarPlay

The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to...

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