Chrysler has joined the long list of manufacturers who have signed up to fit Apple CarPlay in their vehicles, giving future buyers who use the tech giant's smartphones the opportunity to link the device with their car
The system launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, and it allows users to access their apps and other mobile functions via the car's on-board infotainment display. This means command over sat nav, music playback, Apple's iMessage function and more – with certain systems available hands-free and when on the move. The Siri voice control system will also be enabled, presenting motorists with full access to their smartphones through voice commands alone.
Apple vice president of iPhone and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak said of CarPlay: "CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car
"iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimised distraction."
The system not only serves to enhance the experience at the wheel, but also to improve driver safety by keeping focus on the road and not on devices. The first Chrysler models fitted with Apple CarPlay are expected to go on sale in 2015.
For more on the automaker's latest developments, and to test drive its models, contact the Charles Hurst Chrysler dealership in Belfast to make your enquiry.