It's being reported today that Apple CarPlay is being showcased at Hyundai's area at the LA Auto Show. Two 2015 Sonata models show that CarPlay will be available. If you live in the L.A. area and happen to be an iPhone user, you may want to check it out.
PCWorld's Sarah Jacobsson Purewal reports that "In the CarPlay-equipped Sonata, the Apple rep plugged in her iPhone 6 Plus and showed me how Hyundai has integrated CarPlay into the automaker's own BlueLink infotainment system. You could read all about what she discovered, here.
Purewal noted that Hyundai wouldn't tell her when exactly Apple CarPlay would be available in its cars, but noted that they will debut sometime in the 2015 and be pushed out as an update to current owners.
That would be a great point for other car manufacturers to follow through with. I know that I'd sure appreciate if my Nissan dealer would notifiy me of a coming CarPlay update. I'm sure I'm not alone on that point. Yet with that said, that's a nice move by Hyundai to be preparing this offer for their recent Sonata customers.
Look for Hyundai and other new CarPlay-ready vehicles to begin showing up at most major car shows throughout North America over the next year.
About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. Comments are reviewed daily from 4am to 7pm PST and sporadically over the weekend.