Each year automotive companies and technology brands worth together to create new and exciting features to offer drivers. It is always interesting to see what they come up with and there can be a learning curve to figure out the benefits of these new features. Today we’re going to take a closer look at one new feature in particular, Apple CarPlay. We’ll see what Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer this feature and how it can help improve your everyday driving experience.
What are the main benefits of Apple CarPlay?
Apple CarPlay is a system that is available on select vehicles. It takes all the features you love about your iPhone and puts them on your vehicle’s infotainment system, making them easy to use on the go. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music through your car’s built-in display. This helps you stay connected while also keeping your attention on the road. Apple CarPlay also features Siri voice control to help use voice commands. Siri can even send, read and reply to your text messages.
Apple CarPlay also supports a number of audio and travel apps including Podcasts, Audiobooks, iHeartRadio, At Bat, Spotify, Stitcher, CBS Radio, Overcast, Audiobooks.com, Audible, Pandora, Slacker Radio, VOX, NPR One, Clammr and more!
Full List of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles with Apple CarPlay
The Mercedes-Benz vehicles that have available Apple CarPlay integration include (note – some of these are foreign models):
- 2016 – 2017 A-Class
- 2016 – 2017 B-Class
- 2016 – 2017 CLA-Class
- 2016 – 2017 CLS-Class
- 2016 – 2017 E-Class Cabriolet
- 2016 – 2017 E-Class Coupe
- 2016 – 2017 GLA-Class
- 2016 – 2017 GLE-Class
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If you are interested in learning more about the technology features available on Mercedes-Benz models, call or visit us here at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We will be able to help any further questions you might have as well as help you schedule a test drive here in the Phoenix, AZ area.