Ferrari claims to be the first to induct CarPlay of Apple, Mercedes promises to induct the interface in the old vehicles too
The biggest news to come from the Geneva Motors Show for you, tech geeks, is not about horsepower, huge braking ability, or carbon fiber. It is the entrance of the Apple’s CarPlay, which works as the interface to connect your car’s infotainment system with the fifth generation iPhone or the latest available in the market.
We have already reported that the CarPlay system will be installed in the 2015 C-class of Mercedes-Benz, but the loudest noise came from Ferrari at the auto show about the Apple interface. We were scheduled to have a glimpse of the fully operational system one day before the first press conference, and it was to be demonstrated in all C-class new vehicles of the Benz. The program was cancelled at the last moment, and soon it emerged that there were too many of the Mercedes emblem hogging the space on the infotainment setup and the executives of Apple were pretty upset on the issue.
Scenting blood, the Ferrari executives invited Greg Joswiak, marketing chief of the Apple iOS to share the stage with Luca di Montezemolo, the Ferrari chairman at the Ferrari press conference on Tuesday. The chairman of Ferrari made the daring statement that Ferrari is the first to induct the CarPlay of Apple in its vehicles and to start from tomorrow customers can buy Ferraris with the interface. He further announced that Ferrari will be releasing new vehicles soon which would also include the Ferrari California T, and all of them would be featuring Apple CarPlay.
To be fair to Mercedes, the German maker claims to be the first premium automobile producers from Germany to induct the CarPlay infotainment into its vehicles. The carmaker is the only one to make the announcement that it will be inducting the Apple interface in its earlier models, and it will be done by the year end hopefully.