Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

Article Image Apple’s CarPlay was awarded the “best individual technology feature in a vehicle” by Autoblog at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.

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Apple blocked Volkswagen from showing off wireless CarPlay at CES, carmaker says

Article Image Volkswagen had hoped to showcase wireless CarPlay support at this week’s CES in Las Vegas, but Apple stopped it from doing so, a development head from the company said on Friday.

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Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

Article Image Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about “Project Titan.”

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Harman joins aftermarket CarPlay arena with JBL Legend CP100

Article Image Harman at CES announced the JBL Legend CP100, its first receiver to support Apple’s CarPlay standard, and the first such upgrade beyond a so-far limited number of aftermarket CarPlay partners.

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Hyundai bringing CarPlay to Sonata in next quarter via paid SD card upgrade

Article Image Hyundai will finally be adding Apple CarPlay support to the Sonata in the first quarter of 2016, over a year later than promised, in the form of a paid upgrade.

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Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

Article Image American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple’s CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.

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Porsche selects Apple CarPlay for new 911 models, nixes Google's data-hoarding Android Auto

Article Image The latest iterations of Porsche’s storied 911 Carrera and Carrera S support Apple CarPlay and CarPlay only, because Android Auto siphons off too much critical vehicle information for Stuttgart’s liking.

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First Volkswagen models with CarPlay support to arrive at dealerships this week

After promising support for Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year, Volkswagen on Wednesday announced the first compatible 2016 model year cars will hit showroom floors this week.

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Corvette Z06 becomes first Chevrolet vehicle with Apple's CarPlay

GM’s Chevrolet division is now manufacturing its first vehicles compatible with Apple CarPlay, beginning with the Corvette Z06, the company said on Monday.



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

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

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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MLB At Bat comes to CarPlay, 1Password gets faster launch, numerous bugfixes

Major League Baseball on Tuesday added CarPlay support to MLB At Bat for the iPhone, while AgileBits released an update to 1Password for iOS, making a large collection of technical improvements.



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

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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Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

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

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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Pandora CFO says service coming to CarPlay, calls Apple 'frenemy'

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, at least outside of China

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.



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Apple CarPlay partner Toyota not planning to add support any time soon – report

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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iOS 8.3 beta introduces wireless support for Apple's CarPlay, improves emoji keyboard

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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Apple's CarPlay coming to Volkswagen models later this year

German auto giant Volkswagen on Monday unveiled plans to incorporate Apple’s CarPlay in next-generation infotainment systems, saying the iOS-derived feature will come included with select models this year.



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