They are quite attractive, many new car models with Apple CarPlay.
the System offers you among other things, free navigation with Apple Maps as well as access to a range of digital radio stations and podcasts. In addition, you get talestyret operation of the telephone and SMS, if you mind you own an Apple smartphone.
however, You don't have to be excluded from the feast, just because you have a car that is a few years old and not born with Apple CarPlay. A number of car importers offers an after-market upgrade, which opens up an Aladdin's cave.
the Maneuver is typically about 2000 to 3500 dollars, but it is an absolutely basic requirement that your car has a central infotainmentskærm and are technically prepared.
Mazda has just opened for the possibility for all models with a touch screen of seven inches and the system HMI Commander. They can get a hardware and software update, which costs well 3300 crowns. When completed, the Apple CarPlay operated with the rotary switch between the front seats and directly on the touch screen when the car is stationary. Here, the driver can then switch between the options in the Apple CarPlay and Mazda's own multimedia system.
From Mazda is awaited now the development. It is too early to say how big the interest is, informs Jannik Olsen, who is press officer at Mazda.
- It was possible from august of this year. But we do not yet have an overview over how many that choose it, says Jannik Olsen.
At the Volkswagen it is also possible to retrofit Apple's CarPlay for a price of about 2200 euros.
Option includes a range of Polo, Golf, Touran, the Tiguan and Passat models from 2016 onwards. But the list is long and includes several models, so if you are interested, in the given case, contact the dealer. A prerequisite is in this case also, that car has the right colour.
- Note that there are restrictions on the installation since it requires that the car has something specific equipment from the factory, says Thomas Hjortshøj, who is head of press at the Volkswagen.
In the years here to date after-market system in 700 cars.
however, There are differences in how the technology is built up of the individual brand. A wide range of Opel models, for example, has had Apple CarPlay as standard equipment in recent years, however, it is not possible to retrofit the system on the cars that do not have it from the factory.
- the Apple CarPlay has been the standard without additional charge on all Opel models come with a seven inch screen, which among other things is standard equipment on the Astra, Zafira and Insignia. This has been the case since the end of the 2015 (model year 2016, ed.), but it is not possible to retrofit Apple's CarPlay in cars, where it has not been in from the start. The wiring harness is on a number of crucial points different in the versions with Apple CarPlay, says Erik Morsing, which is press officer at Opel Denmark.
At Peugeot have Apple CarPlay has been included in a number of the equipment packages, which are followed with the 208 and 308 models are the latest two to three years, and, therefore, there are not packages for the retrofit of the system.
Peugeot's press officer, Hanne Sorensen, estimates that 90 to 95 percent of the 208 models from these cohorts have the Apple CarPlay as standard equipment. Nor does Ford currently offers to eftermonterer the system.
- currently you can't buy an update for Apple CarPlay with us, says Lene Dahlquist, who is chief press officer at Ford.
the Apple CarPlay system is subject to the condition that you have an iPhone, which can be connected to the car. However, there is also a similar system called Android Auto, which caters to drivers with a smartphone from for example Samsung or Huawei.
Cars with Apple CarPlay is also typically prepared at Android Auto, but Google, which is behind the system, has unfortunately not yet developed a Danish version.
This means that it can not be used, since, in the interest of road safety as a starting point is built around the voice-controlled commands, although it also, to a certain extent can be used with fingerberøring.
There has been some official announcements about a date for a Danish version.
Apple CarPlaySystem is a part of the operating system iOS, which is found in iPhones. Therefore, it requires an iPhone 5 or newer to function.A number of new car models with infotainmentskærm is prepared on the system, but it can also be retrofitted on some older models.When the phone is connected, you can use a number of apps like phone, SMS and Apple Maps, all of which are voice-controlled.You can download hundreds of apps that can be used with Apple CarPlay. It applies, among other things, Tune In radio, My Tuner in the Radio or Dash Radio.