If the rumors are true and Apple plans on debuting its first automobile in just five years, the company has to move things along. That's probably why, at least in part, there are so many reports of Apple's plans and development swirling around now. Like how the company's now investing money to help secure manufacturing.
Word on the street is that Apple is trying to team up with an automobile company, one that's already entrenched in the market, to help build its oft-rumored Apple Car. One such company appears to be Hyundai, but a new report suggests at least one executive isn't too keen on the idea.
Apple hasn't made the rumored "CarKey" ("Car Key") feature officially official just yet, but we know it's something the company has been working on for quite some time. And now a new report sheds quite a bit of light on what we should expect in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...