The 2016 Hyundai Sonta is getting an important update which makes the car more accessible and entertainment friendly for its owners. With a lot of people owning iPhones and other Apple products, it is important for it to have Apple Car Play which the company rolled out to its loyal patrons.
With a lot of people owning iPhones and other Apple products, it is important for it to have Apple Car Play which the company rolled out to its loyal patrons.
In the recent past, a list of new cars received the Car Play functionality designed by Apple. For those of you who were not in the loop, it’s a feature that makes it easy to connect their products to the vehicle so as to stream movies, music among other content. The concept is just wireless streaming with an ease of connectivity. The Kia Optima, Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic were the models which received the update in the past. The list of models that got upgraded is growing at a slow but steady pace while Android Auto continues to offer fierce competition to Apple services.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata now supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities. All models sporting a 7-inch or an 8-inch display can make use of the function. It makes it easier for passengers to navigate through the content available and also connect their smartphones to listen to music of their choice.
Talking about the new addition, Mike O’ Brain, Vice President of Hyundai in the North American region said, “The production establishment in Montgomery, Alabama is ready with the new range of Sonatas that support Apple Carplay. The models will soon arrive at dealership stores across the country and other regions in the world. The fact that the model is built in America makes it amazing and it uses the best of technology giving buyers a complete experience like never before.”
By making use of the Apple CarPlay, users with iPhone can readily access a wide range of features including music, maps, messages and phone. The feature makes it easy to receive or make phone calls on the go besides receiving voice based notification for easy navigation. It works and supports iPhone 5 and any model released after that. Users need to have their devices running iOS 7.1 or higher. The voice assistant Siri can also be accessed through the car’s infotainment system.
The CarPlay feature for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will be released in the near future. The same will also be added to existing 2015 edition of the Sonata but the company has not announced a specific date yet.