[VIDEO] 2014 Geneva Motor Show: Ferrari FF is first model to get Apple’s CarPlay system
The Ferrari FF is currently the first vehicle to receive the new CarPlay system, signed by Apple, as this has been officially introduced during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
You’ve all heard of the CarPlay system made by Apple and now it’s time to finally meet it, on the Ferrari FF, the first ever vehicle to get the new high-tech system. This will be compatible only with the iPhone 5 series, the 5, the 5C and the 5S, and it has been installed on the Italian sports car through a Lightning adapter, but the company says that a wireless connection will arrive soon.
The new CarPlay system signed by Apple will connect your mobile phone to the car and it will continue to utilize the proprietary infotainment system. Users will be able to access the CarPlay by a simple push of a virtual button, which is located on the dedicated dashboard. All the buttons will look very familiar to those who have an iPhone, after the user interface will be loaded.
The CarPlay will allow users to make calls, to use the Maps, to access voicemail and many other important features that a driver can’t normally access while being behind the wheel. Apple’s new CarPlay iOS in-the-car program will first be available on models like the Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo and it will then become available on Subaru, Suzuki, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Toyota, Nissan, Kia, Mitsubishi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai, Honda, BMW, Ford or General Motors.
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