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Review: 2022 Acura MDX Adds Wireless CarPlay to a Touchpad-Driven Infotainment System

Monday September 13, 2021 12:33 pm PDT by
The Acura MDX is Honda's luxury-brand three-row SUV, and with the recent launch of the 2022 model, the MDX now supports wireless CarPlay. The MDX is Acura's first vehicle with wireless CarPlay, and I recently had a chance to check out the updated model and some of its new features. The MDX starts at $47,200, but my test vehicle was equipped Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, Technology...

Review: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Offers Wireless CarPlay and Up to Nine Screens

Tuesday September 7, 2021 11:52 am PDT by
One of the splashier car introductions for this year is the relaunch of the iconic Jeep Wagoneer brand as an all-new full-size SUV to compete against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. The new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is also available as a Grand Wagoneer, but rather than being a larger version of an already large SUV, the "Grand" designation is used to represent higher trim...

Review: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Puts Wireless CarPlay on an Expansive OLED Display System

Wednesday July 7, 2021 1:15 pm PDT by
A few months ago, I took a look at the 2021 Buick Envision, which now supports wireless CarPlay as part of the Buick Infotainment System offered by GM. I've been a fan of GM's infotainment systems for a while now, as I find they have an intuitive, modern interface that keeps things simple and comes closer to replicating a smartphone feel than systems from many other manufacturers. I've...

Review: Ford's SYNC 4 Brings Wireless CarPlay to the 2021 F-150

Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:02 am PDT by
The massively popular F-150 pickup truck was one of the first Ford vehicles to gain the manufacturer's new SYNC 4 infotainment system for the 2021 model year, and I recently had a chance to test out the vehicle to get a sense of how the overall system functions, including a key new feature for iPhone owners: wireless CarPlay. If you've shopped pickup trucks before, you know that they come in ...

Review: Volkswagen's ID.4 EV Features Wireless CarPlay and a Gorgeous Infotainment System

Friday May 14, 2021 10:35 am PDT by
Amid surging interest in electric cars, Volkswagen recently made a splash with the ID.4, its fully electric small SUV that has gone with a futuristic and minimalistic interior that relies on its massive main infotainment screen to handle a wide array of vehicle functions. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 was launched in a special 1st Edition trim with special badging and other details, and while...

Review: 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Adds Wireless CarPlay With Multi-Screen Support for Apple Maps Directions

Friday May 7, 2021 11:25 am PDT by
With wireless CarPlay becoming more and more common among car manufacturers, Volkswagen is another brand that has embraced the technology and I recently had a chance to test out the German automaker's implementation in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2021 Tiguan is available in five trims, starting with S trim at a little over $25,000 and going up to the SEL Premium R-Line at just about...

Review: 2021 Buick Envision Adds Wireless CarPlay to a Solid Infotainment System

Tuesday April 13, 2021 11:21 am PDT by
With more and more car manufacturers starting to introduce support for wireless CarPlay, the convenience of having easy access to some of your iPhone's functionality in a dashboard-friendly interface without needing to deal with cables is becoming accessible to an increasing number of car buyers. GM is one of those manufacturers that has started to embrace wireless CarPlay, and I recently...

Review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows Off Uconnect 5 With Wireless CarPlay

Wednesday March 10, 2021 1:10 pm PST by
A couple of years ago, I took a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and its Uconnect 4 infotainment system featuring CarPlay and Android Auto, which I found to be a well-designed and visually appealing system with great CarPlay integration. Fiat Chrysler, which merged with Groupe PSA earlier this year to become Stellantis, is now starting to roll out its next-generation infotainment system,...

Review: Boss Audio's New Head Units Deliver Wireless CarPlay for Just $400

Wednesday December 16, 2020 6:00 am PST by
Boss Audio and sister brands Planet Audio and Sound Storm Laboratories today are introducing new car stereo head units that include support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto at a price of just $400. With a capacitive 6.75-inch screen and support vehicle features like a rear camera and steering wheel controls, the new systems offer a solid value for those with older vehicles looking to update...

Wireless CarPlay Articles

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Infiniti Announces Complimentary Wireless CarPlay Upgrade for Most 2020 and Newer Vehicles

Tuesday October 12, 2021 7:33 am PDT by
Infiniti today announced that most of its 2020 and newer vehicles are now eligible for a complimentary upgrade to wireless CarPlay in the United States. The free software update is available for 2020 and 2021 models of the Q50, Q60, QX50, and QX80 from now until March 31, 2022, according to Infiniti. Owners of these vehicles can schedule an appointment at an Infiniti dealership to have the...
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BMW i4 Showcases Fully Integrated Apple CarPlay in Instrument Cluster

Friday September 3, 2021 7:07 am PDT by
BMW's upcoming flagship electric vehicle the "i4" features one of the most integrated Apple CarPlay experiences yet, recent promotional material has shown. BMW describes the Apple ‌CarPlay‌ experience in the i4 as "even more seamless." The i4 features two curved displays and a heads-up display. All three displays can display information from Apple ‌CarPlay‌ simultaneously. The BMW i4...
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User Adds Car to HomeKit for In-App Controls and Automations, Showing Future Potential

Thursday April 15, 2021 6:17 am PDT by
Blogger Siobhán Ellis has successfully integrated their electric car into their Apple HomeKit setup, adding in-app toggles for door locking, climate control, and more. The setup, which is outlined in detail on the blog Practical HomeKit, allows multiple elements of a Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle to be monitored, controlled, and automated using the Home app. Using a HomeBridge plugin for ...
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Mitsubishi Begins Adopting Wireless CarPlay

Saturday February 20, 2021 9:37 am PST by
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi this week introduced the redesigned 2022 Outlander, its first vehicle available with wireless CarPlay. Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing for an iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system without a Lightning cable. In addition to being convenient, this wireless connectivity will soon become more important, as reputable analyst...
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Wireless CarPlay Expands to More New Vehicles Amid Rumors of Portless iPhone Next Year

Thursday November 19, 2020 7:21 am PST by
Hyundai continues to expand wireless CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its vehicle models, including the 2021 Elantra, which began arriving to dealerships in the United States and Canada earlier this month. The new Elantra is available with up to two 10.25-inch displays — one for the digital cluster and one for infotainment options like wireless CarPlay. 2021 Elantra is available with up to ...
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Honda and Hyundai Rolling Out Wireless CarPlay to Select 2021 Vehicles, Including Accord and Santa Fe

Thursday October 15, 2020 8:59 am PDT by
Honda this week introduced the 2021 Accord with upgraded styling and tech features, including wireless CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the higher-end EX-L and Touring trims, accessible through an 8-inch touchscreen display. Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for the iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable. Together...
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CES 2019: Kenwood and JVC Debut Lineup of Wireless CarPlay Receivers

Tuesday January 8, 2019 7:59 am PST by
Following in the footsteps of Alpine and Pioneer, Kenwood today at CES 2019 introduced its first in-car multimedia receivers with wireless CarPlay. Kenwood is offering seven new receivers with wireless CarPlay support, many of which are part of its eXcelon series. The model numbers include NX996XR, DDX9906XR, DDX8906S, DMX906S, DNR876S, DDX8706S, and DMX9706S. Wireless CarPlay enables...
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Pioneer Releases Wireless CarPlay Systems

Thursday May 24, 2018 6:41 am PDT by
Pioneer has joined Alpine as the second electronics maker to release wireless CarPlay systems for aftermarket installation. AVH-W4400NEX Introduced at CES 2018 in January, product listings have since confirmed that Pioneer's latest AVH-W4400NEX and AVIC-W8400NEX receivers are capable of not only wired and wireless Android Auto, but also wired and wireless CarPlay, enabling drivers to connect...