Leader And Volvo Apple CarPlay is adding to their latest infotainment system.
The infotainment systems featuring Polestar 2, Volvo XC40 Recharge and 2022 Volvo XC60 are built using Google’s latest Android Automotive software.
They launched without Apple CarPlay; Both brands have promised that this will be added to the mix with an over-the-air update.
While native infotainment systems include apps like Spotify and Google Maps, CarPlay-plugged-in owners allow their phone’s voice assistant to send and receive text messages on the go.
A Volvo spokesman confirmed that an update would bring the technology to the XC40 Recharge and XC60 next week, while a spokesman for Polyester said CarPlay would hit its vehicles by the end of June.
As part of the update suite rolled out in mid-2022, the Volvo Range will get the Android Automotive Infotainment System.
These vehicles will feature CarPlay from the moment of delivery, or allow owners to download it as part of a collection update.
Polyester will welcome an updated version of 2 Liftbacks, including the latest version of Android Automotive in November.
CarPlay is currently an addition to a car’s infotainment system powered by the owner’s phone. Although in 2023, it will integrate more deeply with the new car.
With a central infotainment display, the next-generation carplay system will integrate with complementary screens used to control things like driver readouts and climate.
Owners will be able to customize their dials, for example, in the same way they can customize the face of an Apple Watch. In addition to a generally clean, phone-inspired design, Apple seems to have taken inspiration from older cars, including the analog-style dial.
Apple says the system is designed to integrate not only landscape-based readouts, but also a range of screen sizes and shapes, and has confirmed Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, Ford, Audi, Honda, Volvo, Renault, Infiniti. . , And Polyester is working to integrate the updated system into their next generation vehicles.
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