Earlier this year, Apple officially announced CarPlay which was formerly known as iOS in the Car. Apple has obviously partnered up with several car manufacturers in the process in order to bring the feature to future car models, but what about those who us who already have car and don’t think it’s a clever idea to buy a new car just for that feature?
Well thankfully Pioneer announced that they would be working on bringing CarPlay to more vehicles. Now Pioneer is a company that makes audio equipment, like headphones and car entertainment systems, and the good news for car owners is that Pioneer has officially announced (via The Next Web) a new dashboard – the SPH-DA120.
The dashboard will feature support for CarPlay right out of the box and that they will also be bringing CarPlay to their other dashboards via a firmware update. This will cover the AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAb, the AVIC-F960BT, the AVIC-F860BT, and the AVH-X8600BT.
As it stands there aren’t too many vehicles with CarPlay integrated into their systems yet, but we expect that in the future with newer models being rolled out, we can look forward to more CarPlay compatible vehicles.