In April, Hyundai confirmed that the CarPlay system, launched earlier in 2014 by Apple, would indeed make its way into the 2015 Sonata. Now, we get our first in-depth look at what that will look like.
The video comes from MotoMan, and it’s an in-depth preview of the upcoming 2015 Hyundai Sonata. During the video, though, we get a nice demo of how CarPlay will work alongside the auto’s preinstalled infotainment system. We can see that CarPlay is a stand-alone app when the iPhone is plugged into the system, courtesy of the Lightning cable. From there, the system looks markedly straightforward.
We can see Siri is just as easily accessible as we all imagine it should be, and even accessible from the controls on the steering wheel when the iPhone is not in CarPlay mode itself. We also get a glimpse of the native mapping application in the Sonata, and the first real example of how separate CarPlay is from everything else: the mapping system pulls data down from Google.
The separation between the stock infotainment system and CarPlay doesn’t come as a surprise, and actually makes perfect sense considering many manufacturers plan on including Google’s upcoming Android Auto in their future vehicles as well.
You can check out the video down below, to see how CarPlay functions inside the 2015 Hyundai Sonata to get a glimpse of how it may work in the other vehicles from the plethora of auto manufacturers working on including CarPlay.