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The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control

The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been unveiled, bringing with it a host of advanced technology and features - including a handy world-first for fans of the Apple iPhone. BMW's G30 5 Series debuts wireless Apple CarPlay integration, which eliminates the use of a cable...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe
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Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe

Hyundai has added Android Auto compatibility to the majority of its line-up this week, joining Apple CarPlay as part of a quick software update. Like its fruit-branded counterpart, Android Auto allows drivers to get directions, make phone calls, send and receive messages, set reminders, play or stream multimedia, and more, without needing to touch their phone...


Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app
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Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app

Spanish manufacturer Seat has become the first auto manufacturer to release an app specifically for Apple CarPlay. Developed in-house, the Seat DriveApp allows customers to view full vehicle-status data, including scheduled maintenance and tyre pressure, along with a dealer finder. More features and services will be added over the next few weeks...


2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed
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2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed

Details of the 2017 Porsche Panamera’s all-new infotainment system have been revealed, which will eventually feature across the brand’s line-up. Depending on the market, the new Porsche Connect system will offer a number of connected mobile services and apps, along with satellite navigation and a WiFi hotspot...


Peugeot 208 gets Apple CarPlay in new special: Drive-away deals on 208, 308, 2008, 4008
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Peugeot 208 gets Apple CarPlay in new special: Drive-away deals on 208, 308, 2008, 4008

A new sales campaign for a handful of Peugeot models in Australia has brought the popular Apple CarPlay connectivity platform to the French brand's local range for the first time. Announced with the limited-run 208 Active Special Edition, CarPlay is joined by other upgrades that include MirrorLink connectivity and a reversing camera...


Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to Accent, iMax and iLoad
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Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to Accent, iMax and iLoad

Hyundai Australia has expanded its growing rollout of Apple CarPlay connectivity, this time upgrading variants in the Accent, iMax and iLoad ranges. Essentially gracing the vehicle’s infotainment system with the familiar look and feel of an iPhone or iPad, Apple’s CarPlay software offers access to Apple Maps navigation and Siri voice command - such as hands-free phone calls, messaging and dictation - along with music, calendar and apps like Spotify...


2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market
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2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market

A lightly updated 2017 Kia Sorento has been revealed for the US market this week, bringing a number of safety enhancements and support for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity platforms. With the South Korean car maker ushering in the updated Sorento - this particular version bound for the US - it has also been revealed that the SUV will be available to order with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The perpetual evolution of technology is a runaway train that can't be stopped and car manufacturers are rushing to keep up with the latest developments, as are car buyers. We are constantly inundated with the latest software updates, new apps that purportedly make our lives easier and innovative gadgets that will be replaced by an upgraded model even before we completely understand the original...


2017 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 getting substantial Australian-developed overhauls
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2017 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 getting substantial Australian-developed overhauls

The Holden Colorado ute and its Colorado 7 seven-seat off-roader sibling are in line for some very substantial mid-life updates for the 2017 model year, to arrive in Australia later this year. We’re already beginning to see spy images and renderings of both Thai versions, but one thing you can expect from the Holden iterations are less garish, market-specific frontal designs...


Porsche backs Apple CarPlay over Google’s Android Auto for new in-car tech
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Porsche backs Apple CarPlay over Google’s Android Auto for new in-car tech

German carmaker Porsche is rolling out the latest generation of its Porsche Communication System (PCM 4), which is good news for iPhone users - but not so good for those that prefer the Android mobile phone platform...


2016 Hyundai i30, Tucson, Santa Fe pick up Apple CarPlay in Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Hyundai i30, Tucson, Santa Fe pick up Apple CarPlay in Australia - UPDATE

Hyundai Australia has now rolled out an infotainment upgrade for a handful of models, adding Apple CarPlay connectivity to variants in the i30, Tucson and Santa Fe lines. Developed to essentially replace a vehicle’s in-car infotainment system with the familiar look-and-feel of the iPhone platform, Apple CarPlay has now launched internationally in more than 100 model lines since it was revealed in March 2014...


2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report one
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2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report one

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X rolls into the CarAdvice Melbourne garage as our latest long-term test car...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


2016 Suzuki New Cars
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2016 Suzuki New Cars

Details of the new and updated Suzuki models launching in Australia in 2016. Vitara Turbo — April Suzuki’s sales in Australia have bounced back in 2015, up 11 per cent. 2016 is shaping up even better.  April will see the Japanese company launch a new version of its most interesting new model, the reborn Vitara, with a new turbocharged engine...


Volvo XC90 gains Apple CarPlay connectivity, Android Auto to follow - UPDATE
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Volvo XC90 gains Apple CarPlay connectivity, Android Auto to follow - UPDATE

Update: Australian availability and price confirmed, article updated.  The new Volvo XC90 is the latest model to climb aboard the Apple CarPlay wagon, with the popular mobile connectivity platform added to the big SUV’s infotainment system this week...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe gets new safety tech and design tweaks
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe gets new safety tech and design tweaks

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will debut at this month’s Frankfurt motor show with a host of new active safety and convenience features and some subtle design tweaks ahead of its Australian introduction in the final quarter of this year...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero drops manual, gains Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Digital Radio
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero drops manual, gains Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Digital Radio

An updated 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero has touched down in the Australian market this week, less than a year since the big off-roading SUV was last revised. September last year saw the Pajero upgraded with lightly refreshed looks, tweaked features and new pricing for some models, but this week’s upgrade brings exciting news for tech-heads: the addition of Apple Carplay, Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio...


2016 Honda Accord revealed with new looks, new tech: Apple Carplay, Android Auto on-board - UPDATE
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2016 Honda Accord revealed with new looks, new tech: Apple Carplay, Android Auto on-board - UPDATE

The 2016 Honda Accord update has been revealed at a Silicon Valley event this week, debuting with lightly refreshed styling, new safety features and an upgraded infotainment suite. This midlife makeover follows the 2012 unveiling of the current Accord, which debuted on the Australian market in 2013...


2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specifications
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2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specifications

Australian pricing for the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been announced today, ahead of a market launch scheduled for August 1. Hyundai’s new mid-sized SUV arrives to replace the small-to-medium ix35 that debuted in 2010 as a successor to the first-generation Tucson, making this something of a reboot...