​Let's Get Some Facts Straight About Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

Anytime a post about Android Auto or Apple CarPlay lands on these pages there's an inevitable raft of questions, misunderstandings, and uninformed bitching. What if I don't have [insert phone here]?! It'll kill my resale value! I don't want to use any of this shit, gimme back my eight-track! Here's a quick explainer… » 3/10/15 2:05pm 3/10/15 2:05pm

All Major Carmakers To Get Apple CarPlay Except World's Largest Carmaker

Toyota sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, beating out General Motors and Volkswagen for the title of World's Largest Automaker. But that isn't enough for Apple, which apparently doesn't consider Toyota to be a "major car brand." » 3/09/15 3:40pm 3/09/15 3:40pm

​Toyota Still Won't Commit To Apple CarPlay Or Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are set to infiltrate dashboards around the world this year and next. Nearly every automaker has committed to offering one, the other, or both. But Toyota remains one of only two hold outs. » 2/23/15 4:47pm 2/23/15 4:47pm

​Apple CarPlay Could Ditch The Wires In Latest Release

For the few vehicles that actually support Apple CarPlay, an iPhone has to be connected to the car over USB, but that looks like it's going to change with a new software update. » 2/09/15 3:14pm 2/09/15 3:14pm

​Most Hyundais Won't Have A CD Player By 2018

Hyundai is hopping on the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto bandwagon later this year, and part of that move spells the end of the CD player in the majority of its cars. » 1/26/15 8:35pm 1/26/15 8:35pm

​The Android Auto And Apple CarPlay Stereos You've Been Waiting For

If you've been putting off upgrading your stereo to get in on that sweet Android Auto or Apple CarPlay integration, your wait is officially over. » 1/06/15 5:15pm 1/06/15 5:15pm

​Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Coming To Volkswagens This Year

Volkswagen's second generation "modular infotainment platform" – or MIB II – is on its way to the U.S. and Europe, and with it comes VW's first integration of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the all-but-dead MirrorLink system. Hey, two out of three ain't bad. » 1/05/15 10:30pm 1/05/15 10:30pm

Watch Android Auto And Apple CarPlay Go Head-To-Head

The team at 9to5Mac managed to get their hands on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a car that's particularly special in its ability to run both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay side-by-side. Thankfully, they did what every good gadgeteer should with the opportunity: an extensive comparison video. » 11/29/14 9:31am 11/29/14 9:31am

A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015. » 11/25/14 12:24pm 11/25/14 12:24pm

Apple CarPlay Isn't The Answer In The Auto User Interface Battle

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, several automakers showed off Apple's CarPlay system to great fanfare. And we believed this would be the big jump that would bake all of these touchscreens in cars actually intuitive. » 4/10/14 9:00pm 4/10/14 9:00pm

A Complete Demonstration Of Apple's CarPlay System In A Ferrari FF

The difference between Volvo's and Ferrari's CarPlay is that the Italian version is using buttons as well as the touchscreen. Here's our complete demonstration, and while you're watching, prepare for the news about a German manufacturer introducing it as well. » 3/05/14 10:15am 3/05/14 10:15am

What It's Like To Use Apple's CarPlay Hands-Free System

While you might have expected Apple's CarPlay iOS system to appear in a Tesla, the winner of this race is Volvo, who will be using Apple's software for hands-free connectivity in all their future models. Here's the first hands on with new system straight from the Geneva Motor Show floor. » 3/04/14 9:30am 3/04/14 9:30am

This Is How Apple CarPlay Works

With Apple CarPlay, the folks in Cupertino are attempting to create an in-car infotainment and smartphone integration system that doesn't suck. Here's how it will work on the Volvo Concept Estate coming to Geneva this week. » 3/03/14 12:03pm 3/03/14 12:03pm