Online automotive news and information site Autoblog today announced its 2016 Technology of the Year Awards, naming Apple's CarPlay platform as the winner of the Technology of the Year award in the Feature category.

According to Autoblog, its annual awards are designed to honor the best technology features in a vehicle along with the vehicle that showcases "the most transformative, integrated technologies" in the automotive experience. While CarPlay won the Feature award, the Tesla Model S P90D won the car award.

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Autoblog named CarPlay as its Feature award winner due to the platform's ease of use and the way it improves the lives of the consumers who use it. Winners were selected based on testing by the Autoblog editorial staff and a guest judge from Engadget.

This year, the winner of the Technology of the Year Feature Award was awarded to Apple CarPlay. "Apple's CarPlay represents the impact technology is having on our connected lives and brings an experience that is easy to use and enhances the lives of consumers who use this product" said Stephen Rouse, Autoblog's Director of Product and Technology.

Introduced in 2014, CarPlay, which brings iOS to in-car infotainment systems and dashboards, is finally becoming a mainstream product as manufacturers have started adding support for the feature into many 2016 vehicles.

CarPlay will be featured in more than 100 new 2016 and 2017 models from 21 auto manufacturers like Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, and more. The platform is also readily available in aftermarket systems from companies like Pioneer, Kenwood, JBL, and Alpine.

Related Roundup: CarPlay

Top Rated Comments

gaximus Avatar
79 months ago
Now put the CarPlay in the Tesla Model S P90D, for the greatest award ever
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
12vElectronics Avatar
79 months ago
I work in the industry.

The problem is the Pioneer AppRadio 4 itself.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrbrown Avatar
79 months ago
Time to change the car...
Thank you Steve "You're holding it wrong" Jobs.
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I only use Siri eyes free. Works flawlessly
Siri Eyes Free isn't CarPlay.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
79 months ago
I have carplay. Its buggy and unreliable. It locks up intermittently when you plug it in.
It is flacky if you have the audacity to plug it in at some point in the startup process of the car stereo.
Intermittently after you plug in the phone to the car the phone loses all sound making ability and you have to reboot the phone to get it back. It only does this when interacting with carplay.
Sometimes the carplay using siri won't accept voice commands (granted thats rare)
Sounds like your radio's software needs an update
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveBlobs Avatar
79 months ago
Wow, Autoblog! :rolleyes:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
79 months ago
Have you actually used CarPlay? I use it everyday and my radio (AppRadio 4) has the latest firmware update. It is still buggy as hell.
I only use Siri eyes free. Works flawlessly
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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