Carplay and Mercedes Benz

Posted by: Bernard Winkelmann onMay 29th, 2014

It seems that Apple jumped the gun in announcing the availability of Carplay on 2015 Mercedes Benz vehicles.

It’s rather disappointing as many members were looking forward to the technology.  Sources inside Mercedes Benz have confirmed that even though the 2015 C Class has NTG 5 (the 5th generation of the Comand Infotainment system), Carplay will not be available at launch in the Fall of 2014.  It is likely that the technology is at least a year away from being a mainstream option.  This is further bolstered by the lack of any reference to Carplay in the Dealer Order Guide and the 2015 Model Preview published by Mercedes Benz Canada.

The 2015 W205 C-Class on display at the New York Autoshow had a fully functioning Carplay interface that did not look like Beta software at all. There is also a webpage dedicated to Carplay on the corporate MB website.

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