Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL): CarPlay to be added to Nine other Automakers

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) included nine more auto makers to the list of companies to add CarPlay systems to vehicles. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s CarPlay is coming to nine more automakers, which are Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and Ram. These companies join the list of twenty other automakers that plan to add CarPlay systems inside select cars in the near future.

CarPlay is a dashboard powered by iOS. It initially debuted last March as a way to integrate the mobile phone experience into vehicles. Apple’s Carplay makes it easy to access iPhone features without having to pick up a smartphone. Drivers can use the native interface or push-control button to activate the Siri voice-activated feature.

Google Inc plans to follow Apple’s route by bringing Android to car dashboards. Last month, there was report of Google finalizing plans to launch Android Auto. Like CarPlay, this system will be optimized for voice. It will include access for navigation, Google Maps, Text Messaging, Google Play Music, and other apps.

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Carplay enables drivers to make phone calls, access messages, listen to music, access maps, and more. Drivers can simply access these features with spoken word or tap the touchscreen. CarPlay’s features are still considered basic even if it is a significant improvement from traditional car dashboards.

Greg Joswiak (vice president for iPhone and iOS Product Marketing) claimed Apple built CarPlay from the ground up to give drivers a better iOS experience in the car. iPhone users want instant content at their fingertips and CarPlay gives drivers use the iPhone without distractions when driving.

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Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a handful of products, like iPhone6 and iWatch, to be launched soon. With news like this one about Carplay, Apple gains more and more traction as an innovative product maker. Apple Stock has been viewed by many as a stock which has major positive potential. It has been booked by many to beat its own all time high level. Whether it can successfully do so, remains to be seen.

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