Apple CarPlay comes to Mercedes-Benz
Apple CarPlay is a system that better integrates Apple iPhones with your Mercedes-Benz infotainment system, allowing you to use your mobile phone while in the car. With any iPhone 5 and up, you can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music, all while staying focused on the road. Apple is calling it a ‘smarter, safer and more fun way to use your Apple iPhone in the car’.
CarPlay features Siri’s voice and is designed specifically for drivingg, working simultaneously with your car’s controls – knobs, buttons, touchpads, touchscreens and voice control. Your Apple apps are also re-imagined for the car, so you can use them while your eyes and hands are firmly on the steering wheel.
Siri can help you to make and return calls, read and reply to your text messages and play audio messages too, so you never have to look at your phone while you are driving. CarPlay also allows you to access your apps and all of your own music, – just tell Siri what you would like to hear.
CarPlay is available in select CLA, CLS, GLA, GLE, E-Class and B-Class models produced after December 1, 2015*. To gain access to CarPlay, simply plug your iPhone in and you are good to go.
Tips for using CarPlay:
To activate voice control, press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel.
If your vehicle has a touch screen, this can be used to control CarPlay.
CarPlay cannot be used in conjunction with COMAND navigation. For example you cannot use COMAND and Spotify simultaneously.
NB: Apple CarPlay® is a completely different interface to the customary Mercedes-Benz infotainment. system. Customers cannot use the Mercedes-Benz headunit functions at the same time as CarPlay®. For example, use of the Spotify app cannot be done with COMAND Navigation.
*CarPlay is not available for all Mercedes-Benz models and is at an additional cost to the purchaser for selected models. Contact our Parts Department at Mercedes-Benz Brisbane for more information.