Originally called “iOS in the car” and introduced in WWDC June 2013 to developers, Apple has officially announced its iOS vehicle integration technology and rebranded it as CarPlay. With CarPlay, driver gets to access their map, messages, contacts, phone, music, podcasts with a touch screen or with help from Siri.
Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay to their drivers this week, while additional auto manufacturers bringing CarPlay to their drivers down the road include BMW Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp.
It appears that almost all car manufacturer will release a model equipped with CarPlay. Volvo is the first that promotes CarPlay with a new video.