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Ford Brings Wireless CarPlay to the 2021 F-150 Pickup

Ford’s F-series pickup is the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and last night the carmaker unveiled the redesigned 2021 F-150, which includes Ford’s new SYNC 4 infotainment system with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. Ford announced SYNC 4 last October, with the first announced vehicle to include it being the upcoming electric Mustang Mach-E. With […]

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Review: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Offers CarPlay, a Revamped Infotainment System, and Tons of Safety Features

Hyundai was one of the first brands officially announced as a CarPlay partner back in 2014, and the feature is now available across pretty much all of the carmaker’s lineup. I recently spent some time with ‌CarPlay‌ and Hyundai’s native infotainment system in the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and I’ve been impressed with not only […]

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Study Claims Using CarPlay While Driving is More Dangerous Than Texting

A new study conducted by driving academy and UK independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart suggests that using Apple CarPlay while driving is more dangerous than texting or holding a phone to converse. Drivers reacted 36 percent more slowly when using the voice function of ‌CarPlay‌, and 57 percent more slowly when using ‌CarPlay‌’s touch […]

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GM Introducing Wireless CarPlay in Select 2021 Vehicles, Including Trailblazer, Yukon, and Bolt

General Motors is introducing wireless CarPlay and Android Auto in several of its 2021 vehicle models, including the Trailblazer, Yukon, Suburban, Tahoe, Escalade, and Bolt, according to Electrek, Torque News, and various tweets.CarPlay‌ is Apple’s in-car platform that enables drivers to access a range of iPhone apps from the dashboard, such as Messages, Apple Maps, […]

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Features Largest-in-Class 10.1-Inch Touchscreen With Wireless CarPlay

As a factory-installed option, wireless CarPlay has been primarily limited to premium brands like BMW and Porsche, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week introduced its redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan with a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen that supports both wireless CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.Wireless CarPlay is a feature of Fiat Chrysler’s new Uconnect 5 infotainment […]

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Review: Pioneer’s AVIC-W8500NEX System Upgrades Your Car With Wireless CarPlay and More

Pioneer has long been one of the biggest names in aftermarket car audio, and the company’s lineup of NEX receivers offers a terrific option for adding CarPlay and other enhanced functionality to older cars or entry-level models that lack some of the latest technology.Pioneer’s 2019 NEX lineup includes models at a range of price points […]

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2020 Mazda Miata Gets Factory-Installed CarPlay

Mazda this week announced that its new 2020 MX-5 Miata comes with factory-installed CarPlay and Android Auto.The new Miata features a seven-inch touchscreen display with dual USB ports. CarPlay can be accessed through Mazda Connect once an iPhone is connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable. Now available in over 500 vehicle models, […]

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Fiat Chrysler’s Android-Based Uconnect 5 Infotainment System Gains Wireless CarPlay and More

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) today announced the upcoming launch of its next-generation infotainment system, Uconnect 5. The new version of Uconnect has been rebuilt from the ground up on an Android platform with a number of new features including wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, a familiar-yet-revamped user interface, support for up to five user profiles […]

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CES 2020: Alpine and Pioneer Debut Largest-Ever CarPlay Receivers With Up to 11-Inch Hovering Displays

In what has become an annual tradition, car audio brands like Alpine, Pioneer, Jensen, and JVC/Kenwood are showcasing new aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto receivers at CES in Las Vegas this week.Alpine is debuting a new CarPlay and Android Auto receiver with an 11-inch capacitive touchscreen, which it claims is the largest on the market, […]

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Ford to Introduce Wireless CarPlay in Select 2020 Vehicles With SYNC 4

Ford today previewed its new SYNC 4 infotainment system, including support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. The new SYNC 4 system will be available on select Ford vehicles starting in 2020. CarPlay on SYNC 3The wireless solution works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing an iPhone to be connected to the CarPlay system without using […]

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