CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. Apple introduced CarPlay alongside iOS 9, but it’s taken a while for auto manufacturers to adopt the new technology.
What is CarPlay?
With a CarPlay equipped vehicle, a user connects their iPhone once, and can begin to use iMessages, Phone, Calendar, iBooks, and many other Apple Apps while interacting with the built in dashboard navigation system in their vehicle.
CarPlay aims to keep driver attention to the road, although brining texts and emails to the vehicle’s dashboard may actually increase distraction. What do you think?
For a more in-depth overview of CarPlay, view the “What is CarPlay?” article.
Which 2016 cars support Apple CarPlay?
According to Apple, CarPlay can be found in the 2016 year model of the following vehicles:
Silverado 2500/Silverado 3500
Sierra 2500/Sierra 3500
Accord (EX, EX-L and Touring)
Civic (EX, EX-L, EX-T and Touring)
Sonata (late availability)
Optima (late availability)
Sportage (late availability)
(Availability started with Dec. 1, 2015, production)
E-Class coupe and cabriolet
GLE-Class (availability began with Jan. 8, 2016, production)
Beetle (SE models and higher)
CC (Trend models and higher)
Golf (all trims except base 2-door)