Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, 08:48
Category: iOS, iPhone, News, Software
Apple’s CarPlay feature is finding its way into more makes and models in the coming year.
General Motors has announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year.
Where the 2015 GMC models are concerned, a built-in IntelliLink screen will sync to CarPlay or Android Auto-compatible devices via USB and allow for quick access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. CarPlay also uses Siri voice control and interfaces with your vehicle’s knobs, dials and buttons for hands-free or eyes-free control of your iPhone.
GMC announced added CarPlay and Android Auto support back in late May for 14 of its new 2016 Chevrolet models later this year, including the new 650 HP Corvette Z06. GM’s luxury car brand Cadillac will also be adding CarPlay and Android Auto support to its 2016 model vehicles equipped with a CUE 8-inch multi-touch screen, excluding the SRX Crossover.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.