Volkswagen Announces Apple CarPlay Details for US and Europe

Published On June 25, 2015 | News

VW-Carplay

Volkswagen has announced the availability of CarPlay (amongst Android Auto and MirrorLink) to their line of vehicles in the US and Europe.

“Volkswagen is using MirrorLink as a differentiator, porting applications to the platform without waiting for the support of the Car Connectivity Consortium that created MirrorLink,” said Strategy Analytics Analyst, Roger Lanctot.

New VW owners (venting over Twitter) are a bit miffed that their new vehicle will not have this CarPlay functionality added to their newly bought VW, nor will it be at this current time of writing. This may all change in the future with upgrades available for old VW owners that are just missing out on CarPlay systems in their new VW.

No special cable will be required either in new models as VW have discontinued the MDI cable interface in favour of the more universal USB standard.