CarPlay, Apple’s software platform that integrates some iOS features into the dashboard of select cars, is now available in over a hundred vehicles from nearly two-dozen auto manufacturers, according to Apple’s newly published webpage which details CarPlay availability across manufactures and brands.
We knew for some time that Apple was partnering with major vehicle manufacturers in CarPlay, but this marks the first time the company has listed all manufacturers and models with CarPlay support.
CarPlay requires a vehicle with built-in CarPlay support, or one of aftermarket in-dash receivers with CarPlay built-in from Alpine, Pioneer or Kenwood. CarPlay features are supported on all iPhones from the iPhone 5 onward, with at least iOS 7.1.
Since iOS 8.3, CarPlay has supported wireless connections and in the forthcoming iOS 9.3 update, a beta of which was seeded to developers today, the system will gain new music features (New and For You from Apple Music) and the Nearby feature in Maps for finding gas stations, parking lots, restaurants and other points of interest.