Hyundai Elantra to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Putting YOUR choice of native and integrated in-car solutions for smartphones on the dashboard has never been easier.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra launches this month with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use an iPhone in the car, taking the things users want to do with their iPhone while driving and putting them right on the car’s built-in display, so drivers can stay focused on the road.
For Android phone users, the 2017 Elantra is also compatible with Android Auto.
Both smartphone integrations will be available on the 2017 Elantra’s seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with rearview camera and Hyundai’s eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with voice texting, access to music stored on the phone and third-party audio apps.
CarPlay delivers an instantly recognizable experience to iPhone users that will help reduce driver distraction due to its familiarity.
CarPlay support lets drivers make calls, get directions optimized for traffic conditions, listen to music, and access messages. With CarPlay, Siri provides drivers an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands that are easily and directly accessed through the steering wheel’s voice button.
Using a Lightning connector, CarPlay works with iPhone 5 and current models running the iOS 7.1 or higher operating systems. Elantra provides an available second USB port for charging because of this wired connection.
Elantra is also compatible with Android Auto for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions including navigation with Google Maps, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities and over 40 approved smartphone apps. Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0, Lollipop or higher.
The CarPlay roster of supported apps can be found at the following link: http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/.
Android Auto’s app roster can be found here: g.co/androidauto.
Apple and Google plan to add more third-party apps in the future, and these will not require any vehicle software updates.
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