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  • CarPlay Support Added to 14 Vehicles in the 2016 Chevrolet Lineup


    The Chevrolet division of General Motors recently announced plans to add CarPlay and Android Auto support to 14 vehicles in the 2016 model year. The announcement marks a major growth in availability for each of the car-friendly platforms.

    Chevyís Cruze is one of the first upcoming models that is set to receive support for CarPlay on June 24. Other early vehicles that will be seeing the upgrade in technology include the Tahoe and Suburban SUVs as well as the Volt hybrid, all three of which seem to be entering production in July. The rest of the models will roll out over the next few months including the Spark, Malibu, Camaro, Corvette, Silverado and Impala. Each of the vehicle trims will have to sport a 7- or 8-inch MyLink display to make use of CarPlay or Android Auto. CarPlay will be available for both of the screen sizes while Android Auto will be constrained to the 7-inch screens. The Android Auto support will be coming to 8-inch screens later this year.

    Even though Chevy has been listed as a CarPlay partner for quite some time, the car manufacturer only showed support for the relatively new technology at Januaryís North American International Auto Show. Most car brands as of right now lack any kind of CarPlay support even though the platform launched in March 2014. As of right now, vehicles that donít have CarPlay built in can only get it via an aftermarket head unit from Alpine and Pioneer.

    In a press event on March 9th, Apple stated that CarPlay will be available on 40 new car models this year. Toyota may be the only gap after the car manufacturer announced that it will be sticking to its in-house technology for the time being. That being said, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that ďevery majorĒ car maker is now a partner.

    Itís good to see Apple making progress with its CarPlay initiative.

    Source: Chevrolet via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: CarPlay Support Added to 14 Vehicles in the 2016 Chevrolet Lineup started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Its really disappointinhatthey aresetting this p so you have to ose one mobile Os over another for your car. Cars sould last 10+ years, in which time you could change phones, or as ikely, newr phones 10 years from now ill be incompatable with the head unit.

      It isn't rocket science to make a head unit that would work with any phone Os, and has already been doe.

      Very disappoitng.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      Its really disappointinhatthey aresetting this p so you have to ose one mobile Os over another for your car. Cars sould last 10+ years, in which time you could change phones, or as ikely, newr phones 10 years from now ill be incompatable with the head unit.

      It isn't rocket science to make a head unit that would work with any phone Os, and has already been doe.

      Very disappoitng.
      I feel pretty sure the Chevy ones come with CarPlay and Android Car or whatever itís called.
    1. redrumxinxtx's Avatar
      redrumxinxtx -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      I feel pretty sure the Chevy ones come with CarPlay and Android Car or whatever itís called.
      Your right, even aftermarket head units like all the latest Pioneer ones are compatible with both Carplay and Androids Auto software. It's basically an app that you launch and syncs with your mobile phone.