CarPlay

  • Ford to add Android Auto and CarPlay to 2016 Ford SYNC 3 cars via update

    Ford to add Android Auto and CarPlay to 2016 Ford SYNC 3 cars via update

    Ford is updating a large number of 2016 model year cars equipped with SYNC 3 infotainment software, adding Android Auto and CarPlay to the vehicles with a free, over-the-air update via Wi-Fi, or using either USB or going through their dealer. The upgrade will be available for around 800,000 vehicles in total, giving a huge number of Ford car owners the chance to get big infotainment… Read More

  • BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

    BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

    BMW buyers will now have the option to get CarPlay installed in their new rides. But for a cost. BMW is charging $300 to add the service to new vehicles making the German auto maker the first to charge buyers for access to CarPlay. This sits as a starch difference from other manufacturers which either include CarPlay as a standard feature or bundle it in a technology package. BMW is… Read More

  • Sony’s new $500 in-dash receiver looks like the best value for Android Auto and CarPlay

    Sony’s new $500 in-dash receiver looks like the best value for Android Auto and CarPlay

    Sony’s XAV-AX100 in-dash car stereo system might be the best way to get your hands on Android Auto or CarPlay without plunking down a fortune for a new car. The new receivers will retail for $499.99 when it hits stores in late November, and boasts a 6.4-inch, 800 x 480 touch screen, along with NFC support, Bluetooth, aux input and a dedicated hardware button for triggering voice… Read More

  • Ford Is Adding Support For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto To Its Vehicles

    Ford Is Adding Support For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto To Its Vehicles

    Ford is adding Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto to its in-car infotainment system, so the carmaker announced ahead of the CES event in Las Vegas this week. Read More

  • Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

    Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

    GM and Ford released statements to TechCrunch indicating that in their vehicles, Android Auto has very limited access to vehicle information. This comes after claims published by Motor Trend magazine that stated Porsche opted to not include Android Auto over the data collected by Google’s in-car infotainment system. Read More

  • Gadgets Podcast | Minecraft Edition 2

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Booze, And Keyboards

    Welcome to the second edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast on Minecraft. This week, we’re discussing Apple CarPlay, the MixStik (which helps you to be an awesome bartender), the new full-size keyboard for mobile devices from LG, and the Sensel Morph (a totally different kind of keyboard). This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Matt Burns, Natasha Lomas… Read More

  • Chevrolet’s First CarPlay-Enabled Cars Are Rolling Off The Production Line

    Chevrolet’s First CarPlay-Enabled Cars Are Rolling Off The Production Line

    Chevy announced earlier this year it would be bringing Apple’s CarPlay to production vehicles this year, and now those first cars with the infotainment feature from Apple are rolling off the line and going out to dealerships and consumers. The very first production Chevrolet with CarPlay installed was the silver, 650-HP Corvette Z06 pictured above and below, the company tells… Read More

  • Apple Teases Wireless CarPlay And Automaker Apps

    Apple Teases Wireless CarPlay And Automaker Apps

    Today Apple announced at WWDC that CarPlay will now be able to wirelessly connect to your iPhone. Previously, interfacing your iOS device with CarPlay required a constant wired connection with the car’s entertainment system. Additionally, automakers themselves will now be able to create apps for CarPlay which can control systems within the vehicle. Previously, drivers had to exit… Read More