Alpine started selling the world’s first multimedia system with support for wireless CarPlay
29.06.2017 0 Comments
Alpine started selling a new infotainment centre iLX iLX-107, designed to work with a wireless version of Apple CarPlay. This is the first device that supports this function.
Two years ago, iOS has found a new mode of operation without CarPlay connect to the onboard system via wires. Then Apple started development of a new automotive standard for iPhone. Since two years not a single car got a wireless CarPlay. The first vehicles with this feature, it is considered series sedan BMW 5 Series.
Now to take advantage of technology by using the head unit Alpine iLX-107. Support Wireless Apple CarPlay is the main feature of this model. In the device for this involved Wi-Fi technology in the 5 GHz band.
Make calls, use navigation, listen to music and podcasts on the iLX-107 by using 7-inch screen with a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels or Siri. The device also has a receiver AM/FM. The screen may display the image from the rear camera.
Earlier, the head of Apple Tim cook said that the automotive market is one of the priority and an equal part of the ecosystem, along with App Store. According to a top Manager, for the people “it is important to have something in the car”, and Apple are willing to make the consumers unique offers, beating in this field of competitors.
Multimedia system Alpine iLX-107 on sale for $900.