Last December, Apple applied for a figurative trademark in Europe, for the saying “Works with Apple CarPlay”. Now, they have filed for the same trademark in the United States. Continue reading
At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, both Pioneer and Kenwood have unveiled new third-party head units that will support Apple’s CarPlay. Now iPhone owners looking to make the most of CarPlay won’t have to buy a new vehicle.
Pioneer announced 3 new head unit models that have CarPlay: the AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX and AVH-4100NEX. The 2nd generation NEX units use an external microphone for voice input, and a wired remote to use with built-in steering wheel controls. Continue reading
Recently Pioneed supplied software updates for its existing lineup of NEX car stereos that allow for support of the Apple CarPlay system.
Pioneer had originally promised the software update back in May when they showed off the CarPlay support. The update was supposed to be available within a few weeks. Continue reading
According to Forrester Consumer’s survey data, more than 50% of North Americans that plan to buy a new vehicle in the next 12 months will base their purchase decision partly on the onboard technology options in a certain vehicle.
That means a lot, and could be a large reason why Apple has decided to jump into the in-vehicle infotainment industry with their new CarPlay interface. Continue reading
According to market research from the large and popular automotive research company IHS Automotive, somewhere around 215,000 vehicles will be built in 2014 with Apple’s new CarPlay integrated and supported.
While that may not seem much, its a start – IHS projects that by 2020, around 25 million CarPlay enabled vehicle infotainment systems will have been sold with CarPlay – and that’s only estimating a 25% market share of the vehicles being sold by that date. Continue reading
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