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Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled
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3rd Jun 2019
1 min read

Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled

Last month Google unveiled a significant design update for its Android Auto smartphone mirroring system, so it's no surprise Apple used today's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote to whip the covers off revisions to its CarPlay setup. While the upcoming version of Android Auto has a significant design change, the latest iteration of CarPlay features a less dramatic overhaul.
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Derek Fung
Mazda begins CarPlay, Android Auto rollout
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29th Mar 2018
1 min read

Mazda begins CarPlay, Android Auto rollout

Mazda has begun its rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, announcing the features will be added to the North American 6 sedan during their summer. At this point, the feature is reserved for the facelifted Mazda 6 in North America, but it's not likely to be long before the technology makes its way to Australia. Interestingly, the feature can also be retrofitted to 2018 Mazda6s, likely in an attempt to stop people postponing their purchase ahead of CarPlay's arrival.
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Scott Collie
Ford, Toyota team up on alternative to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
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4th Jan 2017
2 min read

Ford, Toyota team up on alternative to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

Ford and Toyota have created the SmartDeviceLink Consortium to develop and promote an in-car smartphone application connectivity standard that will, the car makers' hope, rival the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay app mirroring technologies. The announcement was made at CES 2017, and other automakers that will join with Ford and Toyota as foundation members of the SmartDeviceLink partnership include Mazda, the PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, DS), Subaru and Suzuki.
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Derek Fung
Parrot RNB6 audio system runs Android Lollipop, supports CarPlay and Android Auto
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5th Jan 2015
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Parrot RNB6 audio system runs Android Lollipop, supports CarPlay and Android Auto

At CES 2015, the French electronics manufacturer unveiled the Parrot RNB6 head unit, which runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, but supports both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring protocols. The double-DIN head unit features a 7.0-inch high resolution touchscreen. Parrot claims that the RNB6 is twice as thin and half the weight of regular double-DIN touchscreen stereo systems.
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Derek Fung
Microsoft 'Windows in the Car' to take on Apple 'CarPlay'
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7th Apr 2014
1 min read

Microsoft 'Windows in the Car' to take on Apple 'CarPlay'

‘Windows in the Car’, Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s ‘CarPlay’ in-car connectivity and infotainment system, has debuted in concept form before being rolled out into future production models. Watch our demo of Apple CarPlay here. Unveiled at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in San Francisco, the Windows in the Car system effectively projects what is displayed on the screen of a smartphone onto the vehicle’s central display.
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Tim Beissmann