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 Post subject: Where the heck is Apple CarPlay?
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:39 am 

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A year after the splashy unveiling of CarPlay, only dozens of vehicles have been sold that actually support the technology.
Apple said it would roll out in 2014 with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, but only 2 Ferrari models have shipped with CarPlay on board so far.

Like rival Google Inc., Apple is finding that reconciling the rapid-fire renewal of smartphone technology with the auto industry's more deliberate, risk-averse approach isn't so easy.

"I don't think either Apple or Google fully understood the complexities and the stringent reliability requirements that would be necessary to launch a technology like this in a production vehicle," said Mark Boyadjis, a senior analyst at the consulting firm IHS Automotive. "There was a lot of initial hype, and people thought this would move forward at the speed of mobile devices, but it's still a car technology."

Mercedes-Benz, the second of Apple's three partners, has yet to offer CarPlay in any of its vehicles. And Volvo, which saw CarPlay as a way to burnish the high-tech credentials of its redesigned XC90, has started shipping the crossover without CarPlay on board.

U.S. deliveries of the XC90 will begin in May, but CarPlay is not expected to become available until November, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols wrote in an email. At that point, owners would be able to return to the dealership for a software update. Volvo wouldn't comment on the reason for the delay.

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