Infiniti will equip its cars Android Auto and Apple CarPlayNovember 1, 2019
This will happen thanks to an updated infotainment system.
Infiniti finally brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its 2020 range. This opportunity is provided through the new generation of Infiniti infotainment systems announced today. It is still called Infiniti InTouch and uses the same dual-screen setup, but the ability to connect a smartphone is completely new. Prior to this announcement, Infinitis did not support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, even the recently updated QX50 crossover. The Japanese luxury brand has been one of the latest leaders in connecting smartphones.
Almost every Infiniti will purchase next-generation software for the 2020 model – the QX60 is the only model that will not receive it. The next-generation InTouch system can also be a Wi-Fi access point for up to seven devices, so all of your QX80 passengers can be connected to a Wi-Fi network. Maps for the navigation system are also improved. 3D city views have been added in addition to Google Street satellite imagery. Infiniti says pairing your phone via Bluetooth will be easier because it simplified the interface and adopted a new Bluetooth module and a faster processor. Infiniti also promises greater stability in pairing the phone with the car thanks to the new Bluetooth module.
Note that Infiniti decided to use a wired connection from Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. Others, such as BMW, Audi and Ford (just announced), are following the wireless route with varying degrees of success. Two connectivity features will also be standard. If you think that Infiniti and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are important to you (this probably should be), then waiting for 2020 is a good idea.
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