Apple Car Play : Just plug in your iPhone and drive...


What is it?

Integrate CarPlay in your dashboard and enjoy all the benefits of smartphone connectivity. Respond to incoming calls, dictate messages, and access your navigation maps without hassle. Easily browse your iTunes music library and listen to favourite songs, podcasts, audio books and more. CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5/5c/5s/6/6+. 

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with your car's controls — knobs, buttons or touchscreen. All the apps you want to use in the car have been reimagined, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay where they belong.

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What are the benefits of this over a normal sat nav system?

Car Play takes the things you want to do with your iPhone whilst driving and puts them straight onto your cars display allowing you to stay completely focussed on the road.

> Activate Siri for minimal distraction - To activate Siri voice control, just press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel or head unit, or simply say 'hey Siri'.

> Let your iphone show you the way with Apple Maps - the power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard complete with turn by turn directions, traffic conditions and estimated travel times. Car Play can also predict where you would most likely want to go using addresses from your emails, tesxt messages, calendar and contacts.

> Phone - Make calls, return calls and listen to voicemail. Siri can help you do these things completely hands free.

> Messages - reading and writing is now listening and dictating. Siri can send, read and reply to your text messages for you so you never have to look at your phone whilst driving.

> Easily access all your music either through your music APPs on screen or just tell Siri what you want to listen to. Car Play will also support downloaded audio APPs such as Spotify for enjoying podcasts, music and radio.

> Best of all it's easy to use as the clever user interface makes it look just like your smartphone!

 

What device will work with CarPlay?

CarPlay is compatible with iphone 5 upwards. It doesn't require you to download an APP on your phone, you simply plug the phone into the USB and off you go..

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Where can I get Apple CarPlay?

CarPlay is now available as standard on a range of manufacturers such as VW, BMW, Audi, Toyota, Ford and many more......

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You can also add Apple CarPlay to your existing vehicle with an aftermarket system. Both Alpine and Pioneer have a range of CarPlay units available. As main dealers for both Alpine and Pioneer, we stock a range of these units and offer demonstrations on the benefits of CarPlay. Not only can we advise the best system for your vehicle, we also offer a full installation service and as we have been installing car audio for over 35 years, you can rest-assured that your installation will be of the highest quality.

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At present, the following units offer Apple CarPlay:

Alpine iLX-700

The Alpine iLX-700 has been exclusively designed for Apple CarPlay. This brand new unit has just been launched by Alpine and offers the following features:

> 7" capacitive WVGA touch screen
> 4x50w high power amp
> iphone USB connection
> AUX input for audio / video
> Huge application range due to installation depth of only 7cm
> Rear camera input
> Steering wheel remote control ready
> 3 preouts -front, rear and subwoofer
> High quality AM/FM tuner
> TuneIt ready for iPhone

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To view more information on this fantastic new Apple CarPlay unit, please click to visit Alpine's website.

Pioneer App Radio SPH-DA120

Pioneer's brand new, exciting APPRADIO, SPH-DA120, integrates Apple CarPlay seamlessly in your vehicle. Stay focussed on the road while you access your music, make phone calls, send and receive messages, get directions and more. CarPlay is the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in your car. Apple CarPlay is available for iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+.

The SPH-DA120, is a car stereo that places your smartphone content right where you can see, touch and control it. Features include:

+ Improved interface - The SPH-DA120 has a simple, improved user interface that makes it more intuitive and easy-to-use like your smartphone.

+ Thanks to its large, 6.2-inch capacitive touch screen you will also enjoy smoother and safer operation on the go.

+ Apps in your car - Hook up your iPhone 4/4s and MirrorLink devices via USB, or use the HDMI/MHL connection for your Android smartphone and control, view, and listen to music from compatible apps directly from your car dashboard.

+ Wireless audio- If you prefer to listen to music wirelessly, you simply connect your smartphone via Bluetooth. Stream your favourite tunes without hassle and take control of compatible devices.

+ Voice commands - The improved Bluetooth module includes wide band speech for enhanced voice recognition. Use Siri Eyes Free or Google Voice to browse your contacts and call hands-free without taking your eyes off the road.

+ MirrorLink - Built-in MirrorLink lets you mirror your smartphone's content to your car display. Easily browse through your music library or engage an app for navigation. Whatever you prefer, a safer in-car experience is guaranteed.

+ USB ports - Play your favourite audio and video content effortlessly via one of the USB connection ports.

+ Rear camera input - Parking becomes a piece of cake thanks to the rear camera input. Hook up a backup-up camera (optional) to get a full view of the road and obstacles behind you. You will never miss a thing in reverse!

+ Personalise - Personalise the SPH-DA120 by changing its background to fit your preferences.

For more information on this versatile unit, please click here to visit Pioneers website.

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The above units are dedicated to smartphone integration, however, Pioneer and Alpine both offer other units which support Apple CarPlay, these include:

apple car play demo> Pioneer AVIC-f80DAB
> Pioneer AVIC-f980DAB / AVIC-f9880DAB
> Pioneer AVIC-f980BT / AVIC-f9880BT
> Pioneer AVH-X8800BT
> Pioneer AVH-Z7000DAB
> Pioneer AVH-Z5000DAB
> Pioneer AVH-Z3000DAB
> Pioneer AVH-Z2000BT
> Alpine INE-W710D
> Alpine X802D-U
> Alpine INE-W710DC
> Alpine ilx-702D

You can find out more about Apple CarPlay on Apple's Official website: https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/carplay/

 

Please contact us with your vehicle make, model and year of manufacture for installed prices. We also have demo units available in our shop so please feel free to pop in to test the CarPlay with your phone.

 

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