Apple CarPlay for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo in 2014

4th March 2014
Apple have announced that its new revolutionary CarPlay will be fitted in new Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo cars from this week. The system, that evolves hands free to a new level will be available as an update to iOS 7 and works with Lightning enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5.

Coming Soon
Other car manufacturers that will also be fitting CarPlay at a later date include.
  • BMW
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kia Motors
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Citroën
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
CarPlay Voice Control
CarPlay allows you to connect your compatible iPhone and in doing so gives you hands free access to everything you might need from your phone whilst driving. Push and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri and then access everything from missed calls, voicemails, maps and even have it read out your messages to you.

You Have Reached Your Destination...
CarPlay's intuitive features will also cross reference recent destinations with addresses from emails and messages to try to predict where you are driving to. You can then receive turn by turn directions as well as maps that will appear on the cars in built display.

Your Music, Your Way
One of the better inventions of recent times has to be the ability to connect your phone and therefore your phones music library to you audio system. CarPlay takes it one step further, allowing you to access your music, podcasts, favourite radio stations, sports broadcasts and audiobooks using both the cars in built controls or by asking Siri. It also supports Apps such as Spotify and iHeartRadio.

Commenting on the new innovation Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing said, “CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car. iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimised distraction. We have an amazing line up of auto partners rolling out CarPlay, and we’re thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva.”

Apple Inc was established on April 1 1976 in California (USA) It was originally called Apple Computer Inc but removed the "Computer" in 2007 after 30 years due to its change in focus from Computers to a more Consumer Electronics marketplace. Apple are best known for their products such as iPhone, iPad and iPod as well as the Mac Operating System and iTunes.

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