Apple launched CarPlay back in March 2014 to give users a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhone while in their car. As of right now there are several automotive partners that are already on board.
Audi has now confirmed that it will support Apple’s CarPlay in future models that will launch in 2015 via Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) and will continue to offer Google support including Android Auto.
Audi released a statement saying that CarPlay’s addition to future models was a result of intensive dialogue between Audi’s development lab in Silicon Valley and Apple.
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG explains in the statement:
“Our customers want to be ‘always on’ and use the services they know from their smartphones in cars as well. In this regard, we are working closely with leading companies like Google and Apple. In the future, customers will be able to use the functions available to them on their smartphones via the operating systems in their cars as well.“
Apple has already confirmed that several car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will support CarPlay in future models.
Read Audi’s complete press release HERE.