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Volvo recently announced that its new XC90 vehicle is now compatible with Apple’s CarPlay. This news comes in by Cnet, who reports that this is the company’s first CarPlay-enabled vehicle for the U.S.

The new XC90 comes with a 9-inch touchscreen in the center, with the CarPlay interface displayed on the bottom portion of the screen. Volvo’s Sensus Connect controls remains at the top of the screen, offering access to features like media playing, temperature, directions and more.

Furthermore, there is a button on the steering wheel that brings up Siri, allowing users to compose messages, place phone calls, and initiate built-in CarPlay apps. Like most CarPlay vehicles, Volvo owners will need to connect their iPhones straight to the vehicle using the built-in lightning connector. The company also notes that they will bring support for wireless CarPlay features, but wireless capabilities are not yet available.

Moreover, all XC90 models are eligible for CarPlay support. Those who already have the vehicle can make a service appointment with their dealer to get the feature installed. With that said, you can watch the latest video showing CarPlay support for the XC90, courtesy of Volvo Cars‘ YouTube channel.

Though CarPlay was first announced back in 2014, it’s taken some time for car manufactures to get on aboard. However, the end of 2015 and early 2016 will see more than a dozen car makers releasing their first vehicles with CarPlay support.

Source info: Cnet.com, volvocars.com


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