Hyundai issues a software update bringing CarPlay to Azera and Veloster models

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2016

South Korean automobile maker Hyundai today announced a firmware update bringing Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto infotainment systems to additional vehicles, namely the latest Azera and Veloster models. The new firmware follows a firmware update in December 2015 that brought support for CarPlay to the 2016 Sonata and a few other 2015 and 2016 models.

Last week, the company said that CarPlay integration will be offered as a standard feature on the 2017 Sonata and limited-edition Tucson models.
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CarPlay is coming to Hyundai’s 2017 Sonata and Tucson models

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 29, 2016

After releasing a firmware update which brought CarPlay support to the 2016 Sonata and a few other 2015 and 2016 models, Hyundai today announced that Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system will be offered as a standard feature on its 2017 Sonata and limited-edition Tucson models. Read More


Hyundai confirms CarPlay will launch in 2016 Sonata, with a twist

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 28, 2015

The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that the automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company will release CarPlay-enabled Sonata in the first quarter of 2016. Apple’s software platform for the car will require Sonata owners to “buy an SD card with new software” to access CarPlay features.

This sounds like an odd implementation of CarPay given that Hyundai already offers Google’s Android Auto software integration at no additional charge. Read More


Hyundai confirms bringing CarPlay-enabled Display Audio infotainment system to 2016 models

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2014

South Korean car maker Hyundai on Thursday confirmed that its new Display Audio in-dash system featuring a color touchscreen and CarPlay compatibility will be built into select 2016 models which will debut in late-2015 before being rolled out to the manufacturer’s entire car lineup.

In addition to CarPlay, Hyundai said that Display Audio will support Google’s Android Auto platform out of the box as well. The company will show off Display Audio with CarPlay and Android Auto integration at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Read More


Hyundai confirms CarPlay functionality on all-new 2015 Sonatas

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 16, 2014

Japanese car maker Hyundai today officially confirmed that CarPlay functionality will be available in its upcoming 2015 Sonata vehicles. CarPlay launch partners include Volvo, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz, but many other manufacturers have pledged to support Apple’s in-car system later this year, Hyundai being one of them.

The new version of the mid-size Sonata sedan was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show earlier today with premium design, a stiffer body structure, improved ride quality, a quieter cabin and “class-above safety features.”

It’s slated to hit dealerships early this summer… Read More