Auto maker Volkswagen today revealed that it would certainly add support for CarPlay and Android Auto to its motor vehicles at the end of the year, bringing Apple’s in-car encounter to the popular car brand. It’ll debut alongside VW’s new in-car infotainment system, referred to as MirrorLink.
Later on this year, VW will certainly present the 2nd generation “modular infotainment platform” (MIB II) in the United States. Together with the brand-new infotainment system, MirrorLink ™ will additionally be made offered for the initial time, integrating the apps and running format of various mobile phones (consisting of Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony) right into automobiles. When MirrorLink ™ is introduced, 2 other user interfaces will additionally be launched under the App-Connect label: CarPlay ™ (Apple ® )and Android Vehicle ™ (Google ®). Simultaneously, VW will likewise launch CarPlay ™ and Android Vehicle ™ in the European market.When CarPlay
was initially announced, Volkswagen was just one of the few major car brands not included. The company isn’t specified on Apple’s CarPlay companions page on its web site either. Nevertheless, the CarPlay integration debuting along with VW’s brand-new infotainment system shows the German supplier might have been waiting until it arranged out the future of its in-car technology before committing to Apple’s.
While VW autos in both Europe and North America will acquire CarPlay support in late 2015, it’s unknown just how much VW’s new infotainment system will set you back.