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Mercedes will offer CarPlay on the aftermarket for older cars

Mercedes will offer aftermarket CarPlay installations for older vehicles later this year.

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Shane McGlaun
Published Fri, Mar 7 2014 11:36 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Recently Apple announced its new in-car platform designed to give better interaction and control with a smartphone from behind the wheel. The system is called CarPlay and it has 18 car companies committed to the platform already. Mercedes is one of those committed to the platform.

Mercedes will offer CarPlay on the aftermarket for older cars | TweakTown.com

One downside for users that are interested in this system is that it will only be in brand new 2014 and up vehicles. Mercedes doesn't want to leave owners of older models of its vehicles out. MB has announced that it will have an aftermarket solution for adding CarPlay available by the end of the year.

The aftermarket system will be able to display CarPlay visuals on the in-dash screens of select vehicles. Mercedes hopes to have it available by the end of the year. It's unclear at this point, which vehicles the Mercedes CarPlay system will work for. I would wager it would only be for select Mercedes cars rather than something you can buy and put inside any make of vehicle.

NEWS SOURCE:9to5mac.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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