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Geneva Auto Show: Mercedes Benz shows Apple CarPlay

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

German automaker Mercedes Benz showed integration of Apple's CarPlay at the Auto Salon in Geneva in a model of the new c-class. Thus the Board system on the functions of the iPhone user can access. However CarPlay works only with the latest Apple phones iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5.

The manufacturers want the same functionality in soon for Android smartphones offer. The Manager OLA Källenius responsible for the car sales said on the night before at a press event: "we do not want that customers need to give up your Smartphone, if they buy a Mercedes. And therefore we will offer the same functionality for Android devices. Thanks to our long and successful partnership with Google this will soon be possible."

Apple has "CarPlay yesterday officially presented. The system should provide access to features of a connected iPhone drivers on the system of the Board. The technology had discussed the iPhone maker already last year at his WWDC developer fair. The presentation took over Vizepäsident Eddy Cue, who sits on the Board of Directors of Ferrari at the time.

In addition to Mercedes Benz, the manufacturer Ferrari and Volvo CarPlay in some models show in Geneva. At Ferrari the technique in the California T and the Ferrari will be FF. Volvo has integrated in its SUV model XC90 CarPlay. The Sweden also announced that the connection between car and iPhone in the future to work wireless. Currently it must be connected to the iPhone via cable with the on-board computer.

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