Ford has been a partner with Apple CarPlay ever since the feature was first introduced, but the rollout has been a slow one.
Google and Apple offer Android Auto and CarPlay, their own take on how you can easily use your phone while driving through your car’s infotainment system. Just like Android and iOS, the approach taken by both companies are very different from each other here.
Technically speaking, Apple introduced the ability for in-car systems to support wireless CarPlay with iOS 9, but the adoption has been anything but quick.
A seemingly minor change from Apple in the iOS 10.3 beta to CarPlay is going to make using the feature simpler and quicker. CarPlay in itself has a very simple interface that is meant to be as distraction-free as possible.
CarPlay is an innovative system by Apple that places iOS into your car’s built-in display, allowing you to make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music and do much more while focusing on the road.
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The auto industry is considered a major focal point for the technology industry right now, between expanding infotainment capabilities and autonomous driving.
Apple CarPlay, while being available for a bit of a stretch now, is beginning to see even more adoption from automobile manufacturers.
Jeep, along with companies Dodge, Chrysler, and Fiat, have been named partners for Apple’s CarPlay technology since 2017, but Jeep has not been quick to adopt the in-car system.