Apple's CarPlay hits the road, powered by Ferrari

Apple's new vehicle infotainment system CarPlay is now officially on the road, thanks to Ferrari's latest batch of deliveries.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer
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Apple's CarPlay infotainment system is now officially on the road, due to partnership with luxury carmaker Ferrari.

On Monday, the Italian automaker announced that the first Ferrari FF model equipped with Apple's CarPlay system has been delivered to a client in Italy.

"Deliveries of the Ferraris sporting the innovative integrated Apple technology commenced over the last few days and the cars are now arriving at their final destinations and will hit the road all over the world," Ferrari said. "In Europe, they are bound for Germany, Great Britain, France and Switzerland while others have been dispatched to the United States and Japan."

Apple's CarPlay, revealed in March, is a vehicle-based infotainment system which allows drivers to use a number of iOS features through voice activation. The system includes hands-free call making, message notifications, maps and music streaming.

While Ferrari FF car models are equipped with the infotainment system, Ferrari also said that a new model unveiled at the last Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari California T, can also be purchased with Apple CarPlay.

However, for those of us with smaller budgets, a number of car manufacturers plan to integrate Apple CarPlay in future models. These companies include Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo -- some of which plan to introduce such vehicles this year.

The video below shows Apple CarPlay in action.


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