Chevrolet’s first cars equipped with Apple’s CarPlay have started rolling off the assembly line.
The first 2016 Chevy models with Apple’s CarPlay dashboard system have started rolling off the line and shipping out to dealers. The rollout was led by the 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06. The new vehicles also feature the latest version of Chevy’s own MyLink system, from which CarPlay is accessible.
Chevy announced earlier this year it would be bringing Apple’s CarPlay to production vehicles this year, and now those first cars with the infotainment feature from Apple are rolling off the line and going out to dealerships and consumers. The very first production Chevrolet with CarPlay installed was the silver, 650-HP Corvette Z06 pictured above and below, the company tells TechCrunch.
While the Corvette starts around $55,000, GM previously committed to launching CarPlay across a wide range of vehicles, including the $15,000 Chevy Spark. With CarPlay, drivers will be able to access certain features and apps from their iPhones without having to look away from the road. In order to use the system, you will need a device running iOS 7 or later.