Volkswagen claims Apple blocked its CES 2016 demo of wireless CarPlay

Volkswagen has started building in support for Apple's CarPlay technology in some of its vehicles. However, the car maker said this week that a planned demo of wireless CarPlay support during CES 2016 was blocked by Apple for unnamed reasons.

According to Car and Driver:

"We wanted to demonstrate wireless CarPlay and the owner of CarPlay technology didn't allow us to," Volkmar Tannerberger, head of electrical and electronic development at Volkswagen, told Car and Driver.

The article points out that iOS 9 does allow for wireless connections from an iPhone to a CarPlay-based vehicle. However, there are no cars that can support that feature yet.

Source: Car and Driver

John Callaham

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