Date: Monday, December 28th, 2015, 10:31
Category: CarPlay, iOS, iPhone, News, Software
It looks like CarPlay-based niftiness will be coming to assorted Hyundai models in 2016.
While Hyundai was among the first car makers to promise CarPlay in its vehicles as a selling point nearly two years ago, the automaker so far hasn’t actually shipped the update to add the feature it promised to customers.
This may change come the new year, as it’s been reported that Hyundai is committing to rolling out an update to add the feature early next year.
Hyundai Sonata owners should expect a software update to be released during the first quarter of 2016 that will enable the CarPlay feature on supported models with a connected iPhone. Select models of Hyundai’s 2015 and 2016 Sonatas with in-dash displays will support the feature. CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later to install and run.
There’s currently no set date for the software update, although Hyundai has heavily demoed CarPlay in its Sonatas for well over a year now, although it has missed past deadlines for bringing the feature to consumers.
The report also notes that Hyundai told customers the software update would be available for free but instead will require an SD Card for updating the head unit.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available and if you’ve had a chance to muck about with CarPlay, please let us know about your experience in the comments.