It’s easier than ever to add an Apple CarPlay aftermarket multimedia system to your vehicle
User multimedia infotainment systems in most vehicles are not very user-friendly, or rather non-existent in older or pre-owned vehicles. The integration of Apple CarPlay makes it possible for Apple iPhone owners to add the convenience of a touchscreen display in a vehicle they might have purchased years earlier without a multimedia touchscreen. Apple CarPlay aftermarket multimedia systems are available now in force allowing car owners to install an intuitive infotainment system in their vehicles.
How does Apple CarPlay work?
Users can connect their iPhone to an Apple CarPlay aftermarket receiver. Once connected, the familiar Apple application icons appear on your touchscreen. Users can navigate the applications with the touch of a finger, like a tablet, and also utilize the capability of Siri voice control. The ability of voice control is especially handy so you won’t have to take your hands off of the driver’s wheel. With the addition of voice recognition in an older vehicle, drivers can immediately curb texting and driving habits.
Basic iOS apps include:
Phone: This application allows you to take and make calls with voice activation.
Music: Integrate all of your iTunes music in your vehicle. Use Siri voice control to play your favorite songs. Separate podcast apps are also available.
Apple Maps: Use the Maps app to navigate turn-by-turn directions. Use Siri to voice a destination.
Messages: Siri can compose, send and reply to text messages. It’s easier than ever to stop texting and driving.
Now Playing: See exactly what’s playing with the touch of a button.
Here’s a list of the Pioneer NEX lineup of in-dash touchscreens available that are Apple CarPlay Compatible:
AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)
Alpine has also come out with the iLX-007 In-Dash System with Apple CarPlay to give drivers the ability to use their iPhone’s on the road.
Whether you are curious about an aftermarket multimedia system or you have questions about the current Toyota Entune system that includes Bluetooth, voice recognition, and the Entune App Suite, our sales staff would be happy to help you if you’re in the market for a new car or would just like some information.