Back in August of 2019, we posted an opinion piece that outlined just how badly General Motors needs wireless Apple CarPlay. It would appear as though The General agreed, as the automaker is now rolling out the feature with a variety of vehicles for the 2021 model year.
We also know that the feature will be offered with several other models, including:
- 2021 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2021 Chevrolet Corvette
- 2021 Buick Encore GX
- 2021 GMC Yukon / Yukon XL
- 2021 Escalade / Escalade ESV
It’s possible other models not listed above may also get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the upcoming 2021 model year. Note that the release of some 2021 GM models have been delayed as a result of disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Indeed, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mark the pinnacle of automotive connectivity. In fact, pairing the new wireless system with inductive phone charging makes it possible for users to have a truly cordless experience in their vehicles.
Although Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the standard for in-vehicle smartphone support, only a handful of GM’s rivals offer wireless versions of the systems, including BMW, Mini, and Audi. However, a slew of aftermarket automotive companies support the systems, such as JVC, Panasonic, and Pioneer. And with customers growing accustomed to devices automatically connecting to their chosen system without any action on their part, GM looks to be on the right path with regard to in-cabin tech.
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