We’ve already seen several polished demos of Apple’s CarPlay feature so far, but Hyundai’s demo to MotoMan in the video below gives us the clearest look of how the CarPlay functions in the 2015 Sonata announced earlier this year alongside the automaker’s existing infotainment system.
In the footage you can see the process of connecting the iPhone to the CarPlay system using the Lightning cable and how the UI changes on the phone as well as how this prompts Hyundai’s own native system to activate the CarPlay user interface.
Automakers supporting CarPlay have already said their own solutions will still exist in cars featuring Apple’s feature (and some will even feature Google’s Android Auto alongside CarPlay) and this demonstration gives us a clearer look at just how separate the CarPlay experience is from the rest of the system’s features. Specifically in the Hyundai demonstration, the native maps feature was used to locate local points-of-interest based on data from Google.
You can clearly see how CarPlay lives as an app on the dash alongside other apps when the iPhone is connected. The demonstration also shows how Siri’s functionality can be accessed over the system even when the it is in a non-CarPlay user interface including the native radio using the steering wheel controls.
The full video is rather lengthy, about 11 minutes long, and the first appearance from CarPlay starts around the 3 minute 50 second mark with the other demos spread out across the video. It’s an interesting and in depth look at how CarPlay is integrated into a car actually shipping this year while showing how CarPlay can coexist alongside the non-Apple system. Check it out below:
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