Hyundai Bringing New 'Display Audio' In-Dash System With Apple CarPlay to 2016 Models

Hyundai today confirmed that it will showcase its new CarPlay-enabled Display Audio system next month at CES 2015. Display Audio is a dash-installed color touchscreen display that supports the latest in-car handsfree technology.

Apple CarPlay integration on Hyundai's new Display Audio system
Hyundai's Display Audio forgoes built-in navigation and CD player features, instead including support for Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto to allow drivers to make phone calls, listen to music, send messages, and get directions using the car's in-dash display. The system also integrates with the voice command button on the steering wheel, providing drivers with an easy way to launch Siri Eyes Free commands.

“Hyundai will offer more technology than ever before inside affordable Hyundai models, allowing owners not only to text message through voice commands and stream their favorite music apps, but also to make calls in a safer way, and navigate using phone-based, off-board navigation through the car’s screen and controls,” said Cason Grover, senior group manager, cross-carline planning, Hyundai Motor America. “As affordable car buyers are often younger, Hyundai aims to provide what they want most in their car – all the latest smartphone-enabled technologies at a lower price.”

Hyundai plans to roll out the Display Audio system with CarPlay support in select 2016 Hyundai models, which debut later in 2015. The system then will become the default head unit across the company's automobile lineup.

Hyundai was among five brands of automobile manufacturers featured by Apple during its CarPlay announcement earlier this year. Following the CarPlay launch, Hyundai confirmed it would integrate CarPlay in its 2015 Sonata line, although the feature has yet to made available in those vehicles.

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Top Rated Comments

ChrisCW11 Avatar
123 months ago
This is the way it should be done

The idea of buying a car that works only with Apple or Android is ridiculous, or having a system built by Microsoft without any real tie-in to the phone you use.

Cars should simply implement a screen and let you pick the "app" that will be used to interface into the nav, music and other information services.

Also, I mean, it is stupid for a car company to tie themselves directly to Apple devices, in spite of all Apple's apparent success, there are significantly more people that use Android phone's and so excluding that market of people so you can have some Apple tie-in feature wasn't going to last long. Supporting both is the natural logical conclusion, let the consumer decide what platform they want to use in the car and just make the car a dumb terminal.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kmil Avatar
123 months ago
The interesting thing here is that it supports both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

So not tied into either... I know That these are QNX systems and Carplay and Auto can hook into the car system. Is this the case with the other manufacturers?

I am perfectly happy with iOS now, but who knows in the future.
Yes if everyone implements this correctly, the following should happen.

Phone unplugged = Car manufacturer Infotainment System.

iPhone plugged in = CarPlay

Android plugged in = Android Auto

Digital button to toggle between CP or AA & infotainment system for other things like climate control.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
prowlmedia Avatar
123 months ago
What SHOULD happen is that the OS should be on something like a thumb drive or SD card hidden behind the console so it can be updated or changed to Apple/Android/whatever. But that won't happen because of licensing agreements. Why would Apple/Android want a small player to be able to compete?

The OS is QNX - a Subsidiary of Blackberry, but NOTHING to do with Blackberry phones.
QNX is a VERY robust OS used in Medical equipment and other devices.

Apples or Android purely Hook into it and use it as a display / UI device. Your phone basically processes any stuff and shows it on the car screen.

QNX is handling all the car contols and engine management etc.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
prowlmedia Avatar
123 months ago
The interesting thing here is that it supports both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

So not tied into either... I know That these are QNX systems and Carplay and Auto can hook into the car system. Is this the case with the other manufacturers?

I am perfectly happy with iOS now, but who knows in the future.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
solipsism Avatar
123 months ago
What SHOULD happen is that the OS should be on something like a thumb drive or SD card hidden behind the console so it can be updated or changed to Apple/Android/whatever. But that won't happen because of licensing agreements. Why would Apple/Android want a small player to be able to compete?

The OS for each is the OS on your devices so it's updated with each iOS or Android update.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
prowlmedia Avatar
123 months ago
The idea of buying a car that works only with Apple or Android is ridiculous, or having a system built by Microsoft without any real tie-in to the phone you use.

Cars should simply implement a screen and let you pick the "app" that will be used to interface into the nav, music and other information services.

Also, I mean, it is stupid for a car company to tie themselves directly to Apple devices, in spite of all Apple's apparent success, there are significantly more people that use Android phone's and so excluding that market of people so you can have some Apple tie-in feature wasn't going to last long. Supporting both is the natural logical conclusion, let the consumer decide what platform they want to use in the car and just make the car a dumb terminal.

That's Basically what is happening. Droid/iOS are not the OS at all.
QNX is the OS
Carplay is basically a system level App that hooks into QNX
Or Android Auto...
Presumably any system that Signs up with QNX can hook in too.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)