Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said all major car manufacturers are planning to incorporate the third-party infotainment platform in models they’ll be selling this year.
Porsche already has their own in-car solution called Porsche Communication Management with GPS navigation, voice control and digital audio. It even has speed limit indicators that it gets from data stored in the system’s navigation database.
With Google, Microsoft and even BlackBerry already vying for our dashboards, Apple is facing some stiff competition. Ford did have a solid relationship with Microsoft but that has recently fallen apart with BlackBerry’s QNX platform usurping the challenger from Redmond.
Fortunately, if you want CarPlay you won’t need to splash out big bucks for a Stuttgart speedster. Parrot and Pioneer both offer after-market CarPlay systems that can replace standard head units in most cars.