The Auto industry is about to begin a revolution
If you’ve been following our blog, then you’re probably as excited as we are for Apple CarPlay to hit the market. We know that Google has developed their own companion software named “Android Auto” but it’s not as far along as Apple Car Play. Recently an article was leaked on Macrumors that features information on GM chief “infotainment” officer Phil Abram stating that upcoming Chevy and GM Chrysler models will offer full compatibility in “more models than any other brand.”
For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in more models than any automotive brand. The 14 Chevrolet models include the all-new 2016 Cruze, which will debut on June 24. Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling passenger car, with more than 3 million sold since launch.
Supported 2016 Vehicles
– 7-inch Screens: Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Silverado, Silverado HD
– 8-inch Screens: Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD, Tahoe, Suburban
The market is pushing for more hands-free support which won’t be immediately available as the cars are pushed out this year but it is a feature that will be developing further in upcoming models. Apple CarPlay has recently become available on aftermarket audio systems from third party manufacturers. You can find these systems now at any major car electronics retailer if you want to upgrade your existing ride.