Harman has unveiled a wireless version of Apple CarPlay, which will debut on the new fifth series BMW. The company became the first manufacturer who used wireless support for CarPlay on your iPhone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. And, for the first time support has been implemented in iOS 9, but until now neither the manufacturers or OEM suppliers have not implemented it on any device.
According to the statement of Harman, their technology is Wireless CarPlay will be offered Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and other manufacturers.
All this time in order to use Apple CarPlay, you need to connect your iPhone to the infotainment system wire. 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 the Director-General, 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. Wireless solution will give motorists more freedom when using your iPhone.
In the early years, Alpine has introduced digital car stereo the iLX-107, specifically designed to work with wireless, add CarPlay. 7-inch multimedia system has become the first of its kind with this capability. Alpine iLX-107 will go on sale at a price of $900.
The first machine that supports this function should be series sedan BMW 5 Series. Owners of other makes of car can use car radio Alpine iLX-107.