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Kia revs up CarPlay support with Sportage and Optima

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Kia revs up CarPlay support with Sportage and Optima

Kia is the most recent automotive producer to announce it is going to make bigger CarPlay support with two extra fashions. Particularly, Kia says that it's including CarPlay support for the 2017 Sportage and 2016 Optima — so long as they pack the right kind infotainment gadget.

From Kia:

Including to the consistent evolution in telematics and infotainment, Kia Motors The us (KMA) nowadays introduced that the 2017 Sportage and 2016 Optima, when supplied with a suitable navigation device or UVO3, can be presented with Apple CarPlay® compatibility when the automobiles arrive at Kia shops throughout the second one quarter. Moreover, consumers who've in the past bought the 2017 Sportage or 2016 Optima supplied with a suitable navigation gadget or UVO3 can be supplied with a downloadable update by the use of that shall be to be had starting within the 3rd quarter.

As Kia notes, the 2017 Sorento is recently the one automobile it has on be offering that comes pre-loaded with CarPlay. The corporate additionally guarantees that it's going to be offering a equivalent CarPlay update for different automobile fashions later this yr.

Whilst Apple introduced CarPlay at its 2013 WWDC, the iPhone-powered infotainment gadget has been quite sluggish to roll out since. On the other hand, over the last yr, we have now noticed the tempo of adoption pick out up as a slew of producers have opted to hop on board the CarPlay bandwagon.


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