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    Very, very awesome. Just a shame that I can't see them teaming up with any aftermarket stereo equipment manufacturers - hence no CarPlay for me for a long while yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCGuy View Post
    Very, very awesome. Just a shame that I can't see them teaming up with any aftermarket stereo equipment manufacturers - hence no CarPlay for me for a long while yet.
    This ^^^^

    Something like the AppRadio that runs CarPlay would be awesome.

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    I wonder what the hardware is behind CarPlay ... and if it could be hacked to run on any iPhone, Apple tablet? Now that'd be good ...

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    Apparently iphone devices with a lightning connector.

    have you seen the Volvo feature on carplay at macrumors or apple insider?

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    Sure hope BMW changes their mind
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    CarPlay would be a great enticement to a new car buyer, and you would assume some third-party headunits may come out ... one day? I'm sick of dealing with crappy Bluetooth support, slow responsive interfaces and crappy design for the stereos used in many new cars.

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    Pioneer is picking it up for aftermarket units
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    Default Apple Carplay!!

    Considering getting a new car in the next 18 months. But AirPlay availability is now a serious consideration for me. I need to investigate further if BMW or Mercedes-Benz MY16 cars will have AirPlay enabled.

    It would be great to have the following apps available: Phone, Maps, Google Maps, iMelway, Spotify, PocketCasts, TuneIn Radio, Audible, AVPlayer, Foxtel Go
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    I used to think this was cool. Now I hate it. Sick to death of people using in car information systems and thus being distracted. The number of near misses i've seen because of drivers distracted by phones/car touch screens makes me sick - No one is important enough to need to text/make phone calls in such a way that endangers the life of others. That being said, Its of course not just Apple, its all car manufacturers.
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    I understand what you're saying, but cars already have many things such as radio, CD, maps, etc. I would just rather have these things via my choice of developer software rather than from a car manufacturer. NB: I did not include the Messages app in my list
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerr View Post
    I understand what you're saying, but cars already have many things such as radio, CD, maps, etc. I would just rather have these things via my choice of developer software rather than from a car manufacturer. NB: I did not include the Messages app in my list
    Thats why I hate Carplay + those things

    Well I don't hate radio. IMHO, the best non distracting way is to have Aircon and radio controls on the steering wheel, you thus can adjust things and not be distracted by looking down/over etc.
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    my understanding is that carplay includes siri features.
    My current car has controls on the steering wheel for airconditioning,radio, cdplayer volume, phone, satnav, cruisecontrol etc. Its really crowded with buttons,most of which duplicate functions on the centre LCD display. I can program a few limited functions for voice control but I think if carplay gave voice control via siri it would be even better/safer. Plus builtin satnav systems are a ripoff when it comes time to update the maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by recd View Post
    my understanding is that carplay includes siri features.
    My current car has controls on the steering wheel for airconditioning,radio, cdplayer volume, phone, satnav, cruisecontrol etc. Its really crowded with buttons,most of which duplicate functions on the centre LCD display. I can program a few limited functions for voice control but I think if carplay gave voice control via siri it would be even better/safer. Plus builtin satnav systems are a ripoff when it comes time to update the maps
    According to studies done, using Siri and other virtual assistants is highly distracting while driving, far more than a conversation with a person thus my dislike for carplay. The safest thing is always probably if people just don't use the phone while driving.

    That sounds like a complex wheel. The car I drive at times radio/CD/Volume + basic Aircon.. Essentially just enough so everything can be adjusted without looking.

    I do agree with Satnav. You get charged an arm and a leg when your maps go out of date. Plus if you fork out, you're stuck with a built in one, so you can't upgrade when improved hardware comes out.
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    I'm not sure about other car makers but my 2015 Toyota Camry has a touch screen 'smart' display with standard apps and the ability to download extra apps (Pandora for example). It already offers slightly more functions when I plug a USB lighting cable from my iPhone to the media USB port than it does via blue tooth (but having to download software updates and seeing an update bar on the car media screen still seems a bit odd).

    I suspect it wouldn't take much work to make that touch screen media unit compatible with Car Play although I doubt Toyota will roll it out to existing vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff3DMN View Post
    I'm not sure about other car makers but my 2015 Toyota Camry has a touch screen 'smart' display with standard apps and the ability to download extra apps (Pandora for example). It already offers slightly more functions when I plug a USB lighting cable from my iPhone to the media USB port than it does via blue tooth (but having to download software updates and seeing an update bar on the car media screen still seems a bit odd).

    I suspect it wouldn't take much work to make that touch screen media unit compatible with Car Play although I doubt Toyota will roll it out to existing vehicles.
    I think its called 'Toyota Link' - A family friend and a family member of mine have both bought a new Toyota within the last month or so and I helped out with setting stuff up.

    Who knows who will adopt Carplay.
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    On a slightly related note, since the latest iOS update my Ford and the Bluetooth have once again become flakey. Voice dialling via Siri is now broken and if I hit the phone on my wheel it just auto dials the last number, rather than launching Siri like it used to. On topic I also don't see Carplay being made backward compatible either.
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    Pretty much most car makes have CarPlay now. Aftermarket like alpine and pioneer have had for a while too. No one has Bluetooth CarPlay yet though. Not sure if that is apples slowness or the head unit makers. My Skoda getting built at the moment has had it since July but would rather it was wireless.
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    "Apple has published an official master list of CarPlay vehicles available in the U.S. and other countries. The list contains over 100 new 2016 and 2017 models from 21 auto manufacturers, including Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, CitroŽn, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Peugeot, Seat, äkoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo."

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