Apple keeps a list on it website of the automakers who plan to introduce iPhone compatible CarPlay systems. Although Ferrari, is the only automaker to successfully deploy CarPlay, Porsche is the latest brand to commit to CarPlay in mid March which is documented through web caches.
Porsche currently uses it own MMI called Porsche Communication Management. PCM offers GPS navigation, voice control and digital audio. It also features Aha radio and Bluetooth connections iPhones, Android and BlackBerry.
Porsche also offers a quadband GSM telephone module as available as an option for PCM. With a SIM card inserted directly into PCM’s SIM card reader, calls can be made using either the hands-free facility or the cordless handset.
CarPlay is expected on the 2016 Chevy Volt, through software updates on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata and on 2016 Hyundai Elantra models. CD players will be a thing of the past in Hyundai Cars in the United States starting with the 2016 model year when they will not be offered in Hyundai vehicles. The Honda Accord is going to have CarPlay.
Volkswagen is committed to MirrorLink, Android Auto and CarPlay through its modular infotainment platform in 2016 model cars.
CarPlay was introduced at the 2014 New York Auto Show for Mercedes and Volvo. At the 2015 New York Auto Show Kia announced that the 2016 Kia Optima will have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay through a USB port.
Other CarPlay aftermarket options are
- The AVIC-8000NEX ($1400 SRP) sells for around $850.00 at Amazon.
- AVIC-7000NEX ($1200 SRP) sells for $789.95 at Amazon (only four left in stock).
- AVIC-6000NEX ($900 SRP) sells for $646.95 at Amazon.
- AVIC-5000NEX ($750 SRP)sells for $562.84 at Amazon.
- AVIC-4000NEX ($700 SRP) sells for $516.95 at Amazon it works with a rear camera and has a detachable face, making it harder to steal.