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These 2016 Cars And Trucks Are Available With Apple CarPlay

If you’re both a licensed driver and an iPhone user, then Apple’s new CarPlay system is made for you. Available on select vehicles, CarPlay mirrors your iPhone’s user-friendly operating system onto the infotainment screen of a number of new 2016 cars and trucks. Working with Siri voice control, CarPlay practically turns your car into a mobile iPhone. Thanks to the integration of Apple Maps, your car’s CarPlay supported infotainment system is now a full-fledged navigation system. It also integrates your phone’s communication functions, allowing you to make calls, dictate text messages,…

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Mercedes-Benz introduces ‘door-to-door’ navigation with Apple Watch

Mercedes-Benz, one of the most innovate luxury automakers on the market, has created a very interesting integration between its vehicles and the Apple Watch. With the new MB Companion App, Mercedes-Benz owners will be able to get a complete door-to-door navigation experience. “The destination that the driver selects on Apple Watch is passed to Mercedes-Benz COMAND Online once the driver starts the vehicle. He then receives safe and non-distracting driving directions to his selected destination from Mercedes-Benz navigation,” Mercedes-Benz said in a statement. “When the driver parks and leaves his…

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Control your Volkswagen through your Apple Watch

Volkswagen of America announced today that its Car-Net platform will now enable Apple Watch functionality for many new models. All VW Car-Net enabled vehicles will have the Apple Watch app functionality for enhanced connectivity. “These high-tech features, available through the Car-Net app for Apple Watch, are paving the way to Volkswagen’s future of connected vehicles,” said Abdallah Shanti, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer for Region Americas. “As a part of Volkswagen’s Digital Vehicle Management Platform, this was a truly collaborative effort between our Technical Development and Group…

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Official: Apple Inc. introduces world’s first infotainment system for a variety of automakers

Apple Inc. officially announced to be revealing an all-new system dubbed CarPlay, which is in essence, Apple’s first infiltration into the infotainment market for automakers to compete with Microsoft, Sony, Garmin and so on. The system will allow drivers and users to conduct the same functions you can currently carry out on cars today in an Apple fashion. That said, it’s a big test as to whether Apple’s excellence with ergonomics and usability can pay off in the world of automobiles. CarPlay will come as an update for iOS users…

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