While Apple announced CarPlay today, Volvo has released a video showing off the features of CarPlay in its latest XC90 SUV. CarPlay makes features on iOS available in a vehicle’s head unit like an iOS user interface.
According to reports, Volvo will have features exclusive to its vehicles such as the Volvo Cars’ portrait screen “gives users the benefit of having both Volvo Cars and Apple content co-existing simultaneously, removing the need to switch between a dedicated car and iPhone screen.” The feature will likely require Apple’s official lightning cable and Wi-Fi connectivity between the iPhone and infotainment system will come in the near future.
We’re really excited to see how this feature will work with iOS devices and can’t wait for Volvo to import their new XC90 here. Once they do, we’ll be sure to go over there to take a first look.