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Apple CarPlay will be available to owners of the Hyundai Sonata in the first quarter of 2016

Hyundai has announced plans to add support for automotive technology Apple CarPlay into its cars early next year. The Sonata drivers utilize the iPhone as fully as possible, while not being distracted from the road.

Owners of cars Sonata will have to buy an SD card with the new software with support for Apple CarPlay. On the cost of the upgrade information yet, Volvo, recall, requests for optional installation functions in Russia about 35 000 rubles.

On the website published pictures of the Hyundai Board vehicle systems with touchscreen, the interface is reminiscent of iOS. You can control it by touching the main panel of the management bodies or with voice via smart assistant Siri by pressing the button on the steering wheel.

Menu CarPlay presents the familiar iPhone features – navigation using Apple maps, calls, music player, short message. For example, the voice command can activate a call, to build a route, turn on the music. Siri can also read received message and help recruit and send a response.

“Hyundai and Apple aim to provide drivers the best driving experience, using the capabilities of CarPlay – said in a statement. – We are now working on completing the integration of CarPlay”.

In the message Hyundai emphasizes that CarPlay is able to intuitively navigate in Maps, considering in their building data from recent trips, contacts, text messages and emails. The system is voiced route instructions, information on road conditions and expected time of arrival.

Earlier it was reported that Kia is planning to offer Russian consumers “advanced” versions of their models that support CarPlay. The automaker is sure that the Apple car will make customers ‘ lives easier by simplifying the communication driver while driving.

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