Scania new gen trucks to feature Apple CarPlay


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New infotainment system integrates iPhone functionalities

 

Scania is gearing up to be one of the first heavy vehicle manufacturers to offer Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system.

The new system has the ability to "seamlessly" integrate the functionality of iPhone, including easy access to apps and other functions such as phone, music, messages and maps.

The Apple CarPlay system will be available to Scania’s new generation truck customers who have its infotain­ment package with a 7 inch touch screen (AUS4) and the Voice Control option.

Scania Trucks product management VP Björn Fahlström says the new system is a "safer way to use your iPhone while on the move".

"Apple CarPlay support is being introduced in June 2017, and earlier devices can be updated, provided that they have voice recognition.

"By intro­ducing this functionality, we will offer even more driver comfort and increased safety.

"For truck drivers, who spend a lot of time behind the wheel, everything that makes life on the road easier, simpler and safer is very much appreciated."

Scania says devices from Apple with iOS 7 or higher can be paired via USB cable to the new system.

"Apple CarPlay is an industry-leading tech­nology of the kind we will offer more of in our trucks in the near future," Fahlström says.

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