Now, Apple has made it easy to find out which cars are already integrated with its automobile dashboard standard through an official list that it has just posted on its website.
The list specifies models from major automobile manufacturers that currently support CarPlay or are set to be integrated with it. As of this writing, the list includes 2016 and 2017 models from the following: Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroën, DS, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Peugeot, SEAT, Škoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
Check back on the list for updates if you’re interested in knowing what other models will support CarPlay, especially since more models, including ones from manufacturers other than the aforementioned, are on their way toward joining the lineup of CarPlay-enabled cars.
CarPlay is tightly integrated with Apple’s own apps including Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, Podcasts, and iBooks for audiobooks. But it also works with a number of third-party apps including, as listed by Apple on its website: iHeartRadio, MLB.com At Bat, Spotify, Stitcher, CBS Radio, Overcast, Audiobooks.com, Audible, Pandora, Slacker, and Vox.
With CarPlay, you can use your iPhone in your compatible car more safely and smartly as the technology lets you focus on driving even as you use Siri and your tethered phone’s other features.
Wireless CarPlay has been introduced in iOS 9, but there is currently no hardware on the market that supports the technology. Volkswagen was apparently ready to showcase its wireless CarPlay integration at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, but it was forbidden by Apple from pushing through with its demonstration.
CarPlay is presumably playing a big role in Apple’s plans of developing an electric car, the likelihood of which was recently reinforced by the discovery of several car-related domains registered by Apple.