AUTO Connected Car News published its “Ultimate List of CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink” showing a comprehensive chart of all the makes and models that are currently available and announcements for future models. The 2016 model year is the first year we are seeing massive deployment of the new smartphone interfaces. In 2015, only Ferrari was able to make CarPlay available in using an Alpine infotainment system. This year, the first cars to get Android Auto were 2105 Hyundai Sonatas with tech packages through a software update. Then Volkswagen updated its Car-Net autos for its MB II system that supports CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced it will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Then announced that models with 8″ MyLink systems would be getting a software update at dealers in March 2016.
GM is offering the most models with CarPlay and Android Auto, in an interview for Motor Matters, Dan Kinney, Director, User Experience, GM’s Global Connected Customer Experience, said “Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the natural extension of your digital life from your smartphone into your car. It was important that we made them simple and vehicle appropriate in the best way possible.”
GM’s pr rep Stefan Cross confirmed that, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe will follow the Corvette as the next vehicle available with Apple CarPlay. An Android Auto Update will be coming March for 8″ MyLink users.
For GMC trucks there will and Android Auto Update in March 2016 for 8″in InelliLink users fro 2016 Canyon, Sierra and Yukon trucks.
“Providing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility ushers in a new era of staying connected in a convenient manner,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC.
Audi released a video showing Android Auto and CarPlay in the A4 in August and showed a Q7 with both interfaces at CES in January.
Volkswagen American announced its new MIB II infotainment system for 2016 models with smartphone integration.
For the 2016 model year technology is a high priority for us,” said Darryll Harrison, manager of lifestyle, regional and innovation public relations for Volkswagen of America.
Harrison added “Many of our customers have smartphones and expect to use them in their cars. App-Connect allows Volkswagen drivers to use their smartphones comfortably with less distractions.”
Now new models are coming to car dealers and its dizzying to keep track of what comes with what unless you keep a database like we do at AUTO Connected Car News.
Here is what we have as of September 28, 2015, please let us know additions or corrections in the comments below. We also link to pertinent news stories after the chart. If you use the chart, please link back and source AUTO Connected Car News.
We updated the list, view new Android Auto and Apple CarPlay list.