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    Default Chevrolet's 2016 Volt Touts CarPlay Support

    After Chevrolet unveiled its new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show today, it was revealed that the next-gen electronic vehicle will feature support for Apple’s CarPlay in its infotainment system. Along with CarPlay, support for general Bluetooth and MirrorLink was also featured. One thing to note was the fact that Android Auto was nowhere to be found. As always, things are subject to change before the new Volt launches in mid-2016. Chevy’s official press release made no mention of CarPlay despite it being included in the vehicle’s settings menu on the show floor.

    For those of you who didn’t know, the all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle system found in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will feature a range of more than 400 miles, 50 of which are in all-electric mode. The average driver is reportedly set to get 1,000 miles between gas fill-ups with regular electric recharging every night. The car touts a new 192-cell/18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a new 111-kW, two-motor drive nit. It’s said to be up to 12% more efficient than its predecessor and approximately 100 pounds lighter than the previous system which goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.4 seconds. The chief vehicle engineer, Andrew Farah, said the following regarding the matter:

    The improvements in the efficiency and performance of the 2016 Volt are driven by what owners said they wanted in the next-generation model: more range, better fuel economy and stronger acceleration. Building on General Motors' industry leading battery and drive-unit technologies, we've delivered all of that, while also making the Volt more refined and fun to drive.
    Pricing on the car including the cost of how upgrading to the CarPlay infotainment system continues to remain unannounced. Chevy will be joining Volkswagen when it comes to introducing CarPlay in its built-in car entertainment systems with new models set to release this year. Other manufacturers include: Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota.

    Apple’s highly anticipated in-car iOS solution will allow users to gain iPhone function such as music, navigation, messages, phone and more via specialized physical and onscreen car controls. The technology is set to minimize distractions while also securing customers into the iOS platform. CarPlay seems to be big in this year’s auto show indicating that it may soon become more available to the average consumer.

    Source: The Verge

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    My iPhone is a Part of Me buggsy2's Avatar
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    "new Volt launches in mid-2016."
    That's a year and a half from now. This isn't news, its speculation.

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    If it's a mid 2016 release, isn't that when most 2017 models start making it to dealerships, not 2016 models?

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