Vehicles with Apple’s new CarPlay functionality are starting to hit the roads with Ferrari announcing today that it’s delivered its first batch of Ferrari FF models equipped with the new feature.
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In Europe, they are bound for Germany, Great Britain, France and Switzerland while others have been dispatched to the United States and Japan… Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer and fun way to use iPhone in your car. An incredibly intuitive system, CarPlay allows you to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages with a single word or touch of the central display.
Ferrari adds that the CarPlay feature will also be available on its new Ferrari California T.
While Apple originally announced a handful of partners would deliver CarPlay this year, we reported last month that some have now delayed the launch. Mercedes-Benz and Volvo confirmed support for the feature will not happen until sometime in 2015, while Hyundai, Pioneer and others have yet to roll out promised updates for vehicles and aftermarket accessories already on the roads. Apple’s website still lists Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Volvo as partners delivering CarPlay this year.
Today’s announcement from Ferrari appears to confirm the first vehicles actually in customer’s hands and on the road with the new CarPlay feature. The company also posted the video below showing CarPlay in action in the new FF: