Apple Carplay: Coming Soon To A Toyota Near You


Apple CarPlay: coming soon to a Toyota near youApple’s CarPlay software will soon bring the iPhone experience to new Toyota models.
Come 2015, you’ll be able to get the iPhone experience you love in your Toyota with Apple CarPlay.
Apple revealed the ‘iOS in your car’ tech earlier this month, confirming Toyota is a partner in the project.
CarPlay syncs your car with your iPhone and reproduces the familiar look and feel of its messaging, voice calls and music functions (as well as apps) in your car.
It can be controlled using a touchscreen, Siri voice recognition, or with the physical buttons on your steering wheel and dashboard, meaning you can concentrate on the road ahead.
The system will work with iPhone 5, 5c and 5s handsets. Confirmed CarPlay-compatible apps so far include Spotify, Podcasts, Beats Radio, iHeartRadio and Stitcher.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing, said: ”CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car.
“iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction. We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out CarPlay, and we’re thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva.”
Details on which Toyota models will be first to get CarPlay compatibility are still to be announced, so stay tuned for more as we get it.