BY GERRY MILES
In another nod to the interactivity and connectivity that’s so intuitive with Apple’s wide range of products, Hyundai is introducing Appe CarPlay in its just announced 2015 Sonata.
CarPlay is the smarter, safer and easier way to use iPhone in the car and gives iPhone® users the features they want while allowing them to stay focused on the road.
Unlike Ford Motor Company, which has tried to justify its Ford Touch voice command system that’s improved but still frustrates, Hyundai already has a smooth, responsive Audio Video Navigation (AVN) system. There’s no need to scream or try to speak in a phony dialect for the Hyundai system to quickly adjust the radio, set the temperature, or make a hands-free phone call.
A spacious 8-inch touch screen will augment the user interface yielding a big screen for tired eyeballs and big icons for fat fingers. With CarPlay, Apple’s disembodied voice — Siri — will provide drivers an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands and can be easily accessed directly through the Voice button on the steering wheel. CarPlay will work with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. It will also use Apple’s latest lightning connector that replaces the standard 30-pin white cord in previous models of all things Apple.
For more information about CarPlay, visit: http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/.