Date: Monday, December 7th, 2015, 17:58
Category: CarPlay, News, Software
If you bought a super-hip 2016 Volvo XC90, it’s now eligible to run Apple’s CarPlay system.
The car maker announced that CarPlay is available to both current and future XC90 crossover owners. Starting today, when you plug your iPhone into the car’s USB Port, part of the Senus touchscreen will transform into CarPlay. Since the XC90 features a large 9.0-inch display, CarPlay only occupies the bottom half of the display. The top half remains the same as to allow users to access required vehicle functions.
The downside is that you’ll have to schedule an appointment with the dealer to get the firmware updated to allow for CarPlay to function. Volvo says that the update via a dealer should take no more than an hour. If you’re purchasing a new XC90, Volvo says the CarPlay addition will be available for a “small cost,” but wouldn’t elaborate any further.