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Apple CarPlay standard in our cars?

Apple CarPlay standard in our cars?

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As you probably know, Apple CarPlay is one of the most popular systems among drivers. The functionalities offered by this technology developed by the American firm are carefully designed to improve the comfort on board a vehicle and allow the driver to drive safely while navigating on his GPS, listening to music, etc. But is it possible to have Apple CarPlay as standard in our cars? It's a question every person asks. We take a look at it.

CAN WE HAVE APPLE CARPLAY AS STANDARD IN OUR CARS?

The answer is no. It is not possible to have CarPlay as standard in our cars. Why not? This system is always offered as an option by manufacturers. In other words, you have to pay to have it in the vehicle you want to buy.

Note that some manufacturers offer CarPlay as standard on their vehicles. They are becoming rare, and support for it is often available as an option, including in over 600 vehicles: Acura, Arbath, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Borgward, Buick, Cadillac, Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Cowin Auto, Dastun, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, Haval, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lifan, The Lincoln Motor Company, Mazda, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Qoros, RAM, Seat, Skoda, Renault, Suzuki, Tata, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen, etc. To find out more, it is best to consult your dealer.

As a reminder, some vehicles only support CarPlay in certain configurations. Find out before you make the final choice!

HOW TO HAVE CARPLAY IN A CAR ?

As mentioned above, manufacturers often offer Apple CarPlay as an option and it is rarely available as standard.

To have the system developed by the American firm on board your vehicle, there are two options:

Install a CarPlay module

If your car is not compatible with CarPlay and your budget does not allow you to install a car radio compatible with this technology, you can simply order a CarPlay module.

This is a device that must be connected to the car radio (tutorials and diagrams provided) to enjoy all the features offered by the Apple CarPlay system via a USB cable or wirelessly. Feel free to connect the iPhone with the car radio via WiFi or using an original cable.

Installing a CarPlay compatible car radio

If you have saved enough money, there is nothing better than to install an Apple CarPlay car radio on your vehicle. There are numerous models and they exist for all budgets. Choose the radio that best suits your needs!

As a reminder, it is also possible to have CarPlay in your car where you have installed a new Android car radio using a small USB dongle. This is a device that allows you to link the iPhone to the screen of your car radio. Its price is very affordable.