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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers 76

Lucas123 writes: Some car makers are delaying the implementation of Apple's CarPlay iPhone interface for vehicle infotainment systems. The delays, which are prompting manufacturers such as Mercedes, Volvo and Honda to push their announcement from 2014 to 2015, appear to be related to a few snags in the integration process or in choosing which model cars should have the middleware. At the same time, many of the automakers rolling out CarPlay are also implementing Android Auto, which will provide a vehicle head unit user interface for Android smartphones. Analysts believe the addition of Android Auto earlier this year may also be causing delays because manufacturers want to be able to announce availability of both platforms in their new model vehicles.
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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

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  • Re:Oh Nos! (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 22, 2014 @03:17PM (#47732035)

    Same here. I was actually waiting for a car that properly integrates with my phone (be it iOS or Droid). I payed €1000 1 years ago for the Renault R-Link crap on my wife's car and was terribly disappointed. Since the headunits in modern cars aren't really upgrade-able without giving some things up, it makes a lot more sense to just make them dumb displays + input devices. I change my phone every two years, but my car every 5-6. By the time I change my car it's already outdated.

Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.